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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
ITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Frank M. Jordan 
MAYOR 



MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

1:00 P.M. 

January 12, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 

Gordon Chin, President 

Victor G. Makras, Vice President 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

Michael E. Hardeman 



DOCl IMFNTS DFPT. 

FEB 1 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 

Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



93-1 



CALL TO ORDER: 1:15 p.m. 



Present: President Gordon Chin, Vice President Victor G. Makras, 

Commissioner James D. Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson, 
Commissioner Michael E. Hardeman 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 






WORKSHOP ON THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF LAND OWNED 

BY THE SAN FRANCISCO WATER DEPARTMENT 

IN THE CITY OF PLEASANTON 



Jeff Grote, President of the Planning Collaborative, consultant, presented a summary and 
overview of the project. Mr. Grote reported that a steering committee composed of 
Pleasanton planning commissioners, city council members and private citizens was formed by 
the City Council of Pleasanton to review this proposed development. The new mayor would 
also seat in the steering committee. 

Mr. Grote presented two alternatives for the development of the land, namely: (1) a million 
square feet of commercial space and 2500 housing units, or (2) 3,000 housing units and 
750,000 square feet of commercial space. Both plans include a golf course. 

Mr. Grote summarized the changes in the preferred plan from the original plan. The golf 
course was retained and will be located on both sides of the freeway; the club house was 
moved to the south comer of the golf course; and the proposed community park. 
The areas remaining for discussion are definition of guidelines, and the location of the 
community park. The actual density would be further studied by the steering committee. 
The steering committee is interested in not just single but also medium density use. 

David Pilpel, representing the Bay Area Chapter of the Sierra Club, stated that the Sierra 
Club supports high density mixed use development and is opposed to low density 
development or any development with a golf course. 



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Peter Albert, commented that the plan should show more relationships with the existing 
community of Pleasanton. The plan does not allow for easy pedestrian access and the village 
center is not close enough to the housing units. 






THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 1:55 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Frank M. Jordan 
MAYOR 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 12, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 

Gordon Chin, President 

Victor G. Makras, Vice President 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 
Michael E. Hardeman 



DOCt IMPNTS DEPT 

FEB 1 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



93-4 



Call to Order: 2:05 p.m. 

Present: President Gordon Chin, Vice President Victor G. Makras, Commissioner 

James D. Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson, Commissioner 
Michael E. Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the Minutes of 
the Regular Meeting of December 22, 1992 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. 

On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0001 P&T Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary appointments and 

removals made by the General Manager for the month of October, 
1992 and amending the September, 1992 report. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 

On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0002 P&T Aproving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary appointments and 

removals made by the General Manager for the month of November, 
1992. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 

On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0003 UEB Accepting the work performed under the Municipal Railway Contract 

No. MR-891, Modification No. 1, Muni Metro Turnaround Project Test 
Slurry Wall Construction, as satisfactorily completed; modifying the 
contract amount by $52,140.30 for a total cost of $331,559.70; and 
authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering Bureau to issue a 

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final payment of $49,099.05 to the contractor, Case International 
Company. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0004 MR Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance to apply for, 

accept and expend $96,000 of State Transit Assistance ( STA) Funds to 
acquire ramped vehicles subject to the Board of Supervisors' approval. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0005 MR Approving Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with the City's 

Paratransit Broker, Cerenio Management Group (CMG), authorizing a 
loan of up to $115,200 to purchase not less than four paratransit ramped 
vehicles. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0006 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of Supervisors a 

Municipal Railway supplemental appropriation of $2.5 million to cover 
the projected shortfall in judgment and claims expenses from any 
legally available funds. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 



On motion of Commisioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0007 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of Supervisors a 

Municipal Railway supplemental appropriation of $N50.000 to continue 
funding the Clean, On-Time Program through June 30, 1993 from any 

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legally available funds. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0008 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of Supervisors the 

Water Department supplemental appropriations of $3.1 million in Fund 
32-885 for costs associated with the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Expansion and the Santa Clara Valley Intertie; and $19,576 million in 
Fund 32-891 for costs associated with the Calaveras Pipeline, Sunol 
Water Treatment Plant, Oyster Point Interchange, Main Replacements, 
and Service Renewals. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0009 WD Requesting the transfer of $1,284,390 from Project 32-885-102 

Calaveras Pipeline to Project 32-885-101, San Andreas Water Treatment 
Plant Expansion; requesting the transfer of $1,450,000 from Project 32- 
891-103 Main Replacements to Project 32-891-104 Service Renewals; 
and requesting the transfer of $300,00 from various projects in fund 32- 
868 1972 Water System Bonds Fund to Project 32-868-163 Santa Clara 
Valley Emergency Intertie. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0010 HH Agreeing to a three year extension to the Agreement with Washington 

& Christian for lobbying services for a contract term to December 31, 
1995, with $65,000 retainers for each calendar year and a contract total 
not to exceed $215,000; and authorizing the General Manager of the 
Public Utilities Commission to execute the First Amendment to 
Agreement with Washington and Christian. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 

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On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-001 1 HH Agreeing to a three year extension to the Agreement with Hooper, 

Hooper & Owen for lobbying services for a contract term to December 
31, 1995 with $180,000 retainers for each calendar year, and a contract 
total not to exceed $590,000; and authorizing the General Manager of 
the Public Utilities Commission to execute the First Amendment to the 
Agreement with Hooper, Hooper & Owen. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0012 UEB Requesting the Board of Supervisors approval to extend the time to 

award the San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2137, 
Hoisting Equipment at Various Pump Stations; and awarding the 
contract in the amount of $305,000.00 to San Luis Construction, as 
lowest responsive bidder, subject to the approval of the Board of 
Supervisors for extension of time to award. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 

NOES - Makras 

On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0013 UEB Awarding the San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2140, 

Bay Division Pipeline No. 4, Backfilling of Pipe and Miscellaneous 
Repairs, in the amount of $89,857.00 to A. Ruiz Construction Company 
and Associates, Inc., as the lowest responsive bidder. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0014 UEB Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH- 

830, San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2, Segment 2, Replace Mortar Lining, as 

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satisfactorily completed; approving debit Contract Modification No. 2 in 
the amount of $3,390,631.00; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $973,938.37 to the contractor, Federal Insurance Company. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0015 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering Bureau to execute 

Amendment No. 3 to the Professional Services Agreement with Foster- 
Jordan Associates, for additional design costs for the Muni Metro 
Extension Project from Folsom Street to Third Street in the amount of 
$138,711.00, increasing the total fee from $1,836,247.08 to 
$1,974,958.08. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Makras, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0016 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering Bureau to execute 

Amendment No. 7 to the Professional Services Agreement with Camp 
Dresser and McKee for additional professional construction support 
engineering services in the amount of $454,043 for the San Andreas 
Water Treatment Plant Expansion No. 2 Project. 

VOTES: AYES - Chin, Jefferson, Carson, Hardeman 

NOES - Makras 






INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Michael Hardeman reported that he visited four vacant housing units in 
Moccasin and he found them to be spartan living conditions and he found the heating systems 
were antiquated. He suggested that PUC look at the condition of these housing facilities 
before rental fees are raised. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER: 

1992-93 Budget 

Michelle Witt, Director, Bureau of Finance, reported that the Municipal Railway still has a $7 
million shortfall in 1992-93. The Mayor's Office has agreed to transfer $4.5 million from the 
general fund reserves to apply against the shortfall. Ms. Witt also reported that the 
Controller's Office had not been releasing any of PUC's requisitions. Because of this, staff 
anticipates a big increase in salary savings. Ms. Witt stated that they are looking at salary 
savings and furloughs to balance the budget. Ms. Witt said that the voluntary program should 
realize a $0.5 million savings. 

1993-94 Budget 

Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, reported that the Municipal Railway 1993-94 budget has 
a $30 million deficit. The budget proposed for 1993-94 would incorporate adjustments such 
as: one time revenues; $3 million for the Municipal Railway to implement a decentralized 
organizational structure; the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee's recommendations; and 
options to close the gap. The budget recommendations would affect current MOU's and 
would need the Mayor's Office to re-open Memorandum of Understanding (MOU's) with the 
unions. 



Bay Delta Hearing 

Thomas Berliner, Deputy City Attorney, discussed the impact or implications raised by 
Decision 16.30 issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. The State Board decided 
that the responsibility for Delta water quality control has to be spread across the board. 

Comments regarding the decision are due on February 16th and a hearing will be held on 
March 1st. 






Public Hearing on Item Nos. 8, 9, 10. 11, 12 and 13 : Directing the Public Utilities 
Commission General Manager, Water Department, and Hetch Hetchy to work with the 
Mayor's Office and the Board of Supervisors to develop funding, including rates and grants to 
provide necessary staffing and programs to accomplish the goals and objectives identified in 
the Commission's policy statements in the areas of: Defense of Water Rights; Conservation, 
Reclamation and Ground Water; Dry Year Options and Supply Augmentation; Bay Area 
Water Supply Planning; and Environmental Improvements. 



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David Pilpel, representing the S.F. Bay Area Chapter of the Sierra Club, commented that the 
proposed resolutions should take into account the impact on the environment in terms of 
protecting the water supply. 

Doug Short, President of the Bay Area Water Users Association and Manager of Belmont 
Water District, commented that the Bay Area Water Users Association was pleased with the 
resolutions. However, the association was concerned about the implementation of these 
resolutions because of the present budgetary problems of the City. They would like to get a 
commitment that resources would be available to accomplish the context of the resolutions. 

Doug Engman, suggested that the Commission emphasize the economics of water within 
Hetch Hetchy and look at how the price of water can impact the demand and supply. 

President Chin suggested that staff get input from the community not only for San Francisco 
but suburban districts as well. 

Commissioner Makras suggested that staff make a recommendation on the total cost to 
implement these resolutions and submit an actual business plan for implementing the policies 
to the Commission. 

The Commission agreed to continue Items 8 through 13 pending submission of a business 
plan by staff. 



Public Comments: 

Ms. Ruth Brinker, Consultant for Non-Profit Social Service Programs, requested that the 
Commission grant her permission to use the land owned by the San Francisco Water 
Department to benefit the homeless. 

President Chin suggested that Ms. Brinker communicate her ideas to the Mayor's Office of 
Housing and the Mayor's Homeless Coordinator. 






THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:50 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 

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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Frank M. Jordan 
MAYOR 



SPECIAL MEETING 



DOCl W" N, TS DEPT. 
FEB 5 1993 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 

Hetch Hetchy Projects 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 




1155 Market Street, Room 402 

2:00 P.M. 

January 19, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 

Gordon Chin, President 

Victor G. Makras, Vice President 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

Michael E. Hardeman 

BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 

Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



93-12 



CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m. 



Present: 



President Gordon Chin, Vice President Victor G. Makras, Commissioner 
Patricia A. Carson 



Excused: 



Commissioner James D. Jefferson and Commissioner Michael E. 
Hardeman 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 






93-0017 



BF 



On motion of Commissioner Carson, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving the Municipal Railway's Five- Year Operations Budget and 
Financial Capacity Assessment for Inclusion in the Amended 1993-97 
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). 



VOTES: 



AYES 



Chin, Makras, Carson 



PUBLIC HEARING: 

Item No. 4 : To consider budget proposals for the Municipal Railway, Water Department, 
Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, and the PUC Bureaus for fiscal year 1993-94. 

Michelle Witt, Director, Bureau of Finance, summarized the actions taken by the Commission 
during the 1992-93 PUC budget process, such as: Muni fares were increased; the Water 
Department and Hetch Hetchy contributed over $5 million to the general fund; the PUC's 
budget was reduced by 107c; and 160 positions were cut from the budget. 

Ms. Witt discussed the 1993-94 budget instructions given by the Mayor's Office. Ms. Witt 
reported that the baseline budget includes adjustments for the departments and the bureaus. 



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She discussed the issue of decentralization of the bureaus and making the Municipal Railway 
a stand alone department. Ms. Witt stated that the proposal for the Municipal Railway to be 
a stand alone department would increase the Municipal Railway's budget by $3 million and 
reduce the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy budgets by the same amount. 

Ms. Witt stated that based upon projected revenues, the Municipal Railway would be a half 
million to $2 million short. Ms. Witt discussed the following options to reduce the Municipal 
Railway's budget for FY 1993-94: amend the City Charter and Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU) to reduce labor costs; freeze salary increases; continue Hetch Hetchy 
transfer for Propulsion Power; reduce payment to Joint Powers Board; implement mandatory 
furloughs; increase fares; reduce services; and make modifications to programs. The option 
to amend the charter and the MOU was among those proposals recommended by the Mayor's 
Fiscal Advisory Committee to reduce the Municipal Railways compensation costs. This 
option would require the Mayor's Office to renegotiate the MOU with transit operators. 

Ms. Witt presented proposed changes in the bureaus budget. The Bureau of Energy 
Conservation will be transferred to Hetch Hetchy, Water and Power; and Bureau Services, 
such as Reproduction will be transferred from the General Manager's Office to the Municipal 
Railway. 

The Mayor's Office directed the Water Department to transfer $1 million to the Fire 
Department for the maintenance of the Fire Department's Auxiliary Water Supply System 
(AWSS). This transfer would be an ongoing program and would raise the Water 
Department's City rates by 3%. Commissioner Makras expressed concerns about the rationale 
of this transfer. Commissioner Makras moved, and Commissioner Carson seconded to send a 
letter to the Mayor to ask for clarification regarding the transfer of $1 million to the Fire 
Department. 

Members of the public who commented at the meeting were as follows: David Pilpel; Bob 
Planthold, Secretary, Muni Accessible Services Advisory Group; Ray Antonio, Transport 
Workers Union Local 250A; and Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790. 






THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:35 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 

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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

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MAYOR 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

1:00 P.M. 

January 26, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 
Victor G. Makras, Vice President 
James D. Jefferson 
Patricia A. Carson 
Michael E. Hardeman 
Kay K. Yu 
DEPARTMENTS BUREAUS 

Municipal Railway Energy Conservation 

Water Department Engineering and Construction Management 

Hetch Hetchy Financial Management 

Information Systems 
Management Efficiency and Productivity 
Personnel and Training 

Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 

93-15 



Call to Order: 1:15 p.m. 



Present: Vice President Victor G. Makras, Commissioner Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner James D. Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson, 
Commissioner Kay K. Yu 



Vice President Victor Makras presided during the meeting. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



Announcement: 

Vice President Victor Makras, welcomed Kay K. Yu, as the new Commissioner to the Public 
Utilities Commission. 






WORKSHOP ON THE REPRIORITIZATION OF THE 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY'S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 



Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission stated that the 
reprioritization of the Municipal Railway's Capital Improvement Program is a major complex 
issue. The Transportation Authority has appointed a consultant to help the Municipal Railway 
in prioritizing the capital improvement projects. 

Susan Chelone, Transportation Planner, Municipal Railway Capital Projects Planning and 
Coordination Section, provided a brief description of the project. Ms. Chelone stated that the 
capital improvement program is divided into two major projects: the rehabilitation and 
replacement of existing fleet and infrastructure projects, which is 58% of the capital program; 
and expansion projects, which is 42% of the capital program. 

Commissioner Jefferson expressed concern about the revenue sources of specific projects and 
how money is being used with respect to these projects. He asked staff to provide detailed 

93-16 



information on all projects to determine what the parameters are with respect to revenue 
sources. 

Vice President Makras requested staff to provide a list of projects which are more at risk if 
they are not funded, how much money is available, and determine which projects are more 
likely to be approved. Vice President Makras also suggested staff to include a wish list of 
those projects that staff would like to be approved if resources are available. 






THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 1:47 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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DOCl IMFWTS DEPT 
FEB 5 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Frank M. Jordan 
MAYOR 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 26, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 

Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



93-18 



Call to Order: 2:00 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



Vice President Victor Makras presided. 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner Hardeman, the Minutes of 
the Special Meeting on the Proposed Development of Land Owned by the San Francisco 
Water Department in the City of Pleasanton, and the Minutes of the Regular Meeting on 
January 12, 1993 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 






SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 



ELECTION OF PRESIDENT FOR THE YEAR 1993 



Commission Hardeman nominated Commissioner Yu for President, seconded by 
Commissioner Carson. Commissioner Jefferson nominated Vice President Makras, seconded 
by Vice President Makras. 

Commissioner Yu was elected President. 

VOTES: Commissioner Yu - Hardeman, Carson, Yu 

Commissioner Makras - Jefferson, Makras 

President Yu presided for the remainder of the meeting. 



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ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE YEAR 1993 



President Yu nominated Commissioner Hardeman for Vice President, seconded by 
Commissioner Carson. Commissioner Makras nominated Commissioner Jefferson. 

Commission Jefferson withdrew his name from nomination and Commissioner Hardeman was 
elected Vice President by acclamation. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Jefferson, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

93-0018 BF Recommending to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors the 

following amendments to the Municipal Railway Fare Schedule: 
increasing the price of bi-monthly and monthly inter-operator fare 
instruments, including the BART Plus Pass and stickers used with AC 
Transit Pass, Golden Gate Transit Commute Book Tickets and 
SamTrans Pass; and increasing special events pass to $5.00. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0019 BF Approving a policy strategy to provide for multiple year fare increases 

for the Municipal Railway and to ensure a reasonable rate of farebox 
recovery. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson 

NOES - Makras, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0020 BF Approving collection of charges for damages for the months of 

November and December 1992 against the Municipal Railway, Water 
Department, Hetch Hetchy, and the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0021 UEB Requesting approval of the Board of Supervisors to extend the time to 

award the Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1 150 for the 
construction of the Municipal Railway Metro Turnaround Facility. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0022 UEB Authorizing and approving the substitution of sub-contractor, Allar 

Mechanical Contractors, for Trico Development and Construction, to 
perform the plumbing and mechanical work under the San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2134, CDD Summit Pump Station 
Standby Generator and Related Work. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0023 UEB Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-832, San Joaquin Pipeline 

No. 2, Repair Mortar Lining, Segment III, in the amount of 
$1,694,522.80 to Spiniello Construction Co., as the lowest responsive 
bidder. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0024 MR Authorizing the transfer of $100,000 from Workers' Compensation 

Funds in the Municipal Railway's operating budget to Contractual 
Services (Object 109) to support the appropriate level of security guard 
services for Municipal Railway facilities. 



VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0025 WD Accepting the work performed by Schuss - Carol in the development of 

the wildlife management and depredation study as being satisfactorily 
completed; and authorizing final payment to Schuss-Carol in the amount 
of $19,575.28. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0026 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco Water 

Department to amend the professional services agreement with 
Bookman-Edmonston to perform a well test of the lower levels of the 
Sunol Valley Groundwater Basin at a cost not to exceed $30,000.00, 
bringing the current contract amount to $280,000. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0027 UEB Accepting the work performed under San Francisco Water Department 

Contract No. WD-2093, 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Perry, 
Stillman, Freelon, Welsh, Zoe and Ritch Streets, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving credit Contract Modification No. 1, in the amount 
of $3,325.00; and authorizing final payment in the amount of $5,004.25 
to the Contractor, P & M Pipelines and Coast-Geo Constructors, Inc. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 

93-22 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 

93-0028 BF Approving settlement of claim under Superior Court Case No. 928-973, 

Laura Martinez vs. City and County of San Francisco. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

ABSENT - Makras 

On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted in executive session. 

93-0029 BF Approving settlement of People v. CCSF, NUM-0127, Alameda 

County. 

VOTES: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

ABSENT - Yu, Makras 






INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Makras expressed concern about the delays in the bid process to acquire fare 
boxes. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Hardeman reported that he attended the inauguration ceremonies for President 
Bill Clinton. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested that staff request Gordon Chin's presence at the meeting 
when a resolution/commendation will be presented for his service to the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER: 

Status Report on the J&M Trackway and Platform Project on 19th Avenue 

Don Birrer, Facilitator, 19th Avenue Project, recommended two interim solutions to the 19th 
Avenue Project: (1) make modifications to the intersection at Crespie Drive; and (2) modify 
and widen the platform at Stonestown and State University on a temporary basis to address 
safety issues. He suggested addressing these safety issues first. 

Mr. Birrer stated that a crossover track would be essential. Johnny Stein stated that he 
supports Mr. Birrer' s recommendation on the safety aspect but does not think that any kind of 
continuous loop will work. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested that staff address those factors that need to be discussed 
with regard to funding of grant projects. Michelle Witt, Director, Bureau of Finance, stated 
that the J&M Loop is a $4 million project and is currently in the funding process. There will 
be questions on whether the money would be available for federal funding if the scope of the 
project is changed. She added that staff has to talk to the Federal Transit Authority about the 
scope change of the project. 

Commissioner Hardeman suggested that the required work should be completed in summer 
when students are out of school. Don Birrer responded that widening the platform can be 
done anytime and would not require traffic re-routing. He stated that the best solution to the 
platform design, would be a raised platform. 

Commissioner Hardeman commended Don Birrer for having done a great job in coordinating 
and dealing with the neighborhood groups and other City departments. 

Members of the public who commented at the meeting were: Jim Herlihy, Chair of the 19th 
Avenue Coalition Committee; Robert Pender, Park Merced Residents Organization; Janice 
Gendreau, Upper Noe Valley Neighbors; Catherine Sanders; Marshall Sanders; Ronald 
Stovitz; Charles Ramsden; Bill Kuhns; Bonnie Weinstein, Bruce Oka; Dehnert Queen; 
Edward Evans; David Spero; Norman Rolfe; Howard Strassner; Kim Wible, Chief of Police, 
S.F. State University; Bill Kuhns; and Bill Bodin. 

Commissioner Yu directed that staff address the safety issues immediately. She directed the 
Municipal Railway staff and Mr. Don Birrer to prepare a recommendation, address the 
ramifications of those recommendations, list specific tasks addressed in Mr. Birrer's report 
and how long it will take to accomplish these tasks. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, stated that the problem 
with the safety and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues should be addressed 

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immediately and in conjunction with the groups that represent handicapped individuals; 
however, it does not address the J line extension issue. 

Commissioner Jefferson requested that staff calendar this item at the next meeting for the 
Commission to make a decision with respect to the project and requested that staff contact the 
funding sources relative to the grant for the J line and report back to the Commission on 
where we stand relative to the $20 million grant and whether or not we have to pay it back. 

President Yu suggested that staff lay out the options, what the combinations are, and how 
long it will take to accomplish the tasks. 

Commissioner Hardeman requested that staff include the financial implication of each option. 

The meeting recessed at 4:00 pm. and reconvened at 4:15 p.m. 

Resolution No. 93-0018 : Recommending to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors the 
following amendments to the Municipal Railway Fare Schedule: increasing the price of bi- 
monthly and monthly inter-operator fare instruments, including the BART Plus Pass and 
stickers used with AC Transit Pass, Golden Gate Transit Commute Book Tickets and 
SamTrans Pass; and increasing special events pass to $5.00. 

Michelle Witt, Director, Bureau of Finance, discussed the proposed amendments to the 
Municipal Railway fare schedule. Ms. Witt stated that these amendments include 
recommendations by the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee (MFAC). 

Members of the public who commented at the meeting are as follows: Melissa McNeill; 
Colin Hussey; David Spero; Michael Kwok, Paratransit Coordinating Council; Jewel 
McGuinness; Bruce Oka; representing Senior Action Network - Geraldine Earp, Jeanne 
Lynch, and Bill Price; Jay Adams; August Lonso, Paratransit Coordinating Council; Philip 
Capo; Franklin Carder; William Walker; Edward Evans, Senior & Disabled Concerns 
Committee of NOMPC; Lois G. Roberts; Dehnert Queen, Small Business Development Corp.; 
Bobbie Brown, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A; Norman Rolfe; Howard Strassner; 
John Cole; and Bryan Dohcran. 

Commissioner Makras suggested that the Commission consider the increase in special events 
fare together with the entire budget and the fare increase proposal. Commissioner Hardeman 
suggested amending staff's recommendation to include a clause that the fares will not be 
increased again before March 1, 1994. Commissioner Yu moved and Commissioner Jefferson 
seconded to amend the resolution to reflect these changes. The Commission voted 
unanimously to approve the resolution, as amended. 

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Resolution No. 93-0019 : Approving a policy strategy to provide for multiple year fare 
increases for the Municipal Railway and to ensure a reasonable rate of farebox recovery. 

As regards establishing a farebox recovery rate, Commissioner Makras expressed concern 
about establishing a policy which the State might use against the Public Utilities Commission 
with respect to funding PUC projects. 

Regarding transfers, Commissioner Jefferson stated that a direction driven transfer system 
should be considered as opposed to the current system of elapsed time. 

Commissioner Makras requested that staff urge the Department of City Planning to provide 
guidelines to PUC as to what level of service reduction would require a full blown 
environmental impact report. 

Commissioner Makras moved to direct staff to negotiate a contract with EEP Associates to 
conduct an initial study and bring the final contract to the Commission for approval. 
Commissioner Hardeman seconded. The motion was approved unanimously. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved and Commissioner Hardeman seconded, to approve the policy 
guidelines to provide for multiple year fare increases for the Municipal Railway. 
Commissioners Carson and Makras voted no. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved, and President Yu seconded to continue the public hearing 
on fare increases to March 9, 1993. 



Item No. 12 : To consider budget proposals for the Municipal Railway, Water Department, 
Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, and the PUC bureaus for Fiscal Year 1993-94. 

This item was continued to Friday, January 29, 1993 at 9:00 a.m. at a place to be determined 
by the Secretary, preferably in City Hall or at 1 155 Market Street. 






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Call to Order: 9:10 a.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. 
Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

This meeting was continued from the January 26, 1993 Commission meeting. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0030 GM Adopting Fiscal Year 1993-94 operating budget for all 

departments and bureaus under the jurisdiction of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, informed the 
Commission that the City Attorney had provided an opinion about operator salaries 
and the trust fund. Mr. Elzey also reported that the Grand Jury issued a document 
discussing the actions of the Commission to balance the 1992-93 budget. The 
document contained the Grand Jury's budget recommendations for 1993-94. The 
Grand Jury is seeking the labor unions' cooperation and recommending that the 
Mayor direct PUC to consider implementation of the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory 
Committee recommendations. 

Michelle Witt, Director, Bureau of Finance, recapped the actions taken to balance the 
1992-93 budget and summarized the Mayor's budget instructions for FY 93-94. Ms. 
Witt said that the Mayor's Office requested PUC to: absorb the costs of all of the 
one time funding sources used to balance the 1992-93 budget; to look at 

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decentralization with the Municipal Railway becoming a stand alone department; and 
to decrease salary savings to 3%. 

Ms. Witt reported that the Municipal Railway is facing a $30 million internal budget 
deficit even before the City-wide budget deficit figure is determined. Ms. Witt said it 
would cost the Municipal Railway $3.1 million to decentralize. This includes the cost 
of maintaining bureau functions. The Water Department and Hetch Hetchy, on the 
other hand, will reduce their budgets by the same amount. 

Ms. Witt advised that the Transportation Authority hired a consultant to look at the 
reprioritization of the Municipal Railway's capital projects. The consultant's 
recommendation would be available by the end of February. Ms. Witt said several 
agencies are concerned about staffing levels in the Municipal Railway capital projects. 
Mr. Elzey stated that staff focus on filling and maintaining positions necessary to 
meet the requirements of regulatory agencies not only in management but also audit 
and financial management of capital projects. 

Ms. Witt said that the 93-94 budget included two proposed changes in bureau 
services functions: (1) transfer the Reproduction Unit to the Municipal Railway since 
Muni is the primary end user of the service; and (2) transfer the Bureau of Energy 
Conservation to Hetch Hetchy since Hetch Hetchy pays 100% of the Bureau of 
Energy Conservation's costs. 

Mr. Elzey stated that the transfer of bureau functions to the departments would bring 
up an efficiency issue in the loss of human capital and the level of services. 

Commissioner Makras requested that staff include capital costs such as equipment 
and office space as part of the cost for decentralization. Ms. Witt replied that those 
costs would eventually be included, but not by the end of February. 

Commissioner Jefferson raised the issue that if the Municipal Railway becomes a 
stand alone department, the cost to deliver power to the Municipal Railway's 
overhead lines should be identified as a cost to the Municipal Railway. Ms. Witt 
responded that this change would increase the costs to decentralize the Municipal 
Railway. President Yu directed that staff identify the cost to deliver power to the 
Municipal Railway's overhead lines and include that cost in the baseline budget. 

Jean Mariani, Budget Director, Mayor's Office, stated that the Mayor's Office cannot 
give instructions or line by line recommendations on the PUC budget. She stated 
that the Mayor prefers that the Public Utilities Commission move forward based on 
the general policy guidelines given to all departments regarding the budget. Ms. 
Mariani suggested contacting the Employee Relations Division of the Mayor's Office 
for issues involving changes in any Memorandum of Understanding (MOU's). 



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Municipal Railway 

Johnny Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, presented the following 
proposals for the Municipal Railway's FY 1993-94 budget: amend the Charter and 
the operators' Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to reduce labor costs based 
upon the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee's (MFAC) recommendations; freeze 
salary increases; continue the Hetch Hetchy transfer for propulsion power; reduce 
payment to the Joint Powers Board; implement mandatory furloughs; increase fares; 
reduce services; and program modifications. 

Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, stated that with respect to changing the way 
the Muni driver pay is calculated, it would not be necessary to amend the Charter. 
However, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has to be renegotiated with 
mutual consent of both parties. Questions about timing issues should be addressed 
to the Employee Relations Division. The recommendation to change the benefits 
paid to operators would require a Charter amendment and reopening of the MOU. 
Any charter amendment that would be presented on the ballot requires the City to 
meet and confer with the union. Ms. Reitzes stated that the MOU allows either party 
to reopen the provisions of the MOU under unanticipated circumstances such as a 
budget crisis. 

The Commissioners agreed to develop two budget scenarios; one that includes the 
recommendations of the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee (MFAC) which would 
be submitted to the Mayor, and an alternate budget should the MFAC 
recommendations not materialize. They also agreed to advise the Mayor of the 
implication that if the MFAC recommendations are not considered, PUC will 
recommend fare increases and service reductions. 

Clare Caldwell and Ray Antonio, representatives of the Transit Workers Union, Local 
250A, expressed their opposition to opening TWU's Memorandum of Understanding. 
Alice Fialkin, Transport Workers Union, Local 200, requested an opportunity to meet 
and confer with the Commission regarding budget proposals that would affect their 
union. Jano Oscherwitz, SEIU, Local 790, stated that there was no precedent for 
reopening a contract. 

The following actions were taken by the Commission regarding the Municipal 
Railway's FY 93-94 budget: 

1. Commissioner Yu moved and Commissioner Jefferson seconded to adopt the 
following budget recommendations for the Municipal Railway: 

(a) Amend Charter and MOU to reduce labor costs. 

(b) Recommend disapproval of Salary Increases. 

(c) Continue Hetch Hetchy Transfer for Propulsion Power 

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(d) Reduce Payment to Joint Powers Board 

(e) Implement Mandatory Furloughs 

The motion passed 4-1; Commissioner Hardeman voted no. 



Commissioner Jefferson moved to eliminate the proposed service reductions; 
Commissioner Makras seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



3. Commissioner Makras moved adoption of the list of Program Modifications 
with an amendment to delete the Clean, On-Time Program from the list of 
programs to be eliminated or reduced. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The 
motion passed unanimously. Ms. Witt advised the Commission that adoption 
of the Program Modifications would result in layoffs. On motion of 
Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the vote on Program 
Modifications was rescinded by a unanimous vote. 

4. Commissioner Yu moved to adopt a $4 million Municipal Railway fare 
increase. Commissioner Carson seconded. The motion passed 4-1. 
Commissioner Makras voted No. 



Hetch Hetchy, Water and Power 

Commissioner Makras questioned the 70% increase in the cost of purchasing power 
for FY 93-94 budget. He stated that the budget estimate for the purchase of power 
was high considering the amount of rainfall and snow pack we received this season. 
Lawrence Klein, Deputy General Manager, Hetch Hetchy, responded that this 
increase was projected prior to receipt of definitive data from the snow survey. The 
capital program, the general fund transfer and the purchase of power will be 
adjusted later in the year to balance the budget. Mr. Elzey stated that the revised 
budget data would be submitted to the Commission when a clear estimate of the 
reservoir level is determined. 

Commissioner Makras moved to adopt Hetch Hetchy's 93-94 Budget. Commissioner 
Jefferson seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



Water Department 

John Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, reported that the Water 
Department would not be in a position to address water rates until after the April 
snow survey. Staff would recommend changes to the water rationing program, either 
elimination of the program or making it voluntary. He stated that eliminating the 

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water rationing program would increase their sales and substantially reduce the 
funds to administer the program. 

Commissioner Makras stated that he believed that the Water Department would not 
have to purchase water and that the operating costs would not be as high as 
estimated by the Department. He believed that the Water Department could reduce 
the water rates this year. 

Mr. Mullane replied that the staff recommendation on water rates would be 
determined based upon Hetch Hetchy's estimate of how much water would go into 
the reservoir. 

Commissioner Makras moved to adopt the Water Department's Budget for FY 93-94. 
Commissioner Yu seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



PUC Bureaus 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt the PUC Bureaus budget. Commissioner Yu 
seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



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Call to Order: 



2:05 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. 
Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the Minutes of 
the Special Meeting on January 19, 1993, and the Minutes of the Special and Regular 
Meetings on January 26, 1993 were approved as amended. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



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93-0031 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

GM Expressing appreciation to Gordon Chin, former Commissioner of 
the Public Utilities Commission, for his contribution to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 



VOTES: 



AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, die following resolution was adopted: 

93-0032 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of 
claims against the San Francisco Municipal Railway in the 
amount totaling $41,385.00. 



VOTES: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
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Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0033 HH Declaring an emergency condition at Hetch Hetchy's Moccasin 

facility with regard to the sewage piping and treatment plant; 
and requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors to approve the expenditure of $287,125 of funds 
available in Fund Group 33001, PRJ/PH 78501, Index Code 
745638. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0034 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared and 

recommended by staff; and authorizing a bid call for the Bureau 
of Light, Heat and Power Contract No. BLHP-202, Maintenance, 
Repair and Alterations of City-owned Street Lighting Systems, 
Fiscal Year 1993-94. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0035 UEB Accepting the work performed under San Francisco Water 

Department Contract No. WD-2073, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in California Street between Presidio Avenue and 
Steiner Street and Octavia Street between Union and Vallejo 
Streets, as satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of 511,983.00; authorizing an 
extension of time of unavoidable delays of 22 working days; and 
authorizing final payment of $11,351.65 to the Contractor, Ranger 
Pipelines and A. Ruiz, a joint venture. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0036 UEB Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Water and 

Power Contract No. HH-801, Hetch Hetchy Road Rebuilding, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract Modification 

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No. 1 in the amount of $30,965.78; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $61,765.78 to the contractor, George Reed, Inc. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0037 BEC Authorizing the transfer of $25,000 from "Other Contractual 

Services" budget category into the Temporary Salaries category of 
the Bureau of Energy Conservation's FY 1992-93 Operating 
Budget. 



VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0038 PT Ratifying and approving the Non Civil Service and Temporary 

Appointments and removals for the month of December, 1992. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0039 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway Contract 

No. MR-1013, Presidio Yard - Bus Washer Replacement, funded 
under Fund Group 31-037, Project 606-04 and Fund Group 31-003, 
Project 601-01 as satisfactorily completed; authorizing an 
extension of time for delays of 308 calendar days; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $30,980.04 to the Contractor, 
Interlane and P&J Utility Co. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

NOES - Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0040 MR Authorizing the transfer of $140,000 of surplus funds from 

Object 330, Services of Light, Heat and Power, to conduct an 
environmental review relating to potential reductions in 
Municipal Railway services as follows: $100,000 to Object 109, 
Contractual Services; and $40,000 to Object 331, Services of City 
Planning; and authorizing the solicitation of proposals from one 
or more firms for an additional $350,000 in as-needed 
environmental services. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0041 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of Supervisors 

a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $600,018 from the 
surplus; and amending the Water Department's current operating 
budget to fund the needed services during the remainder of fiscal 
year 1992-93. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0042 WD Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing execution of 

the lease of approximately .57 acres of land, located on a portion 
of Parcel 144 of Bay Division Pipeline Nos. 3 and 4 right-of-way, 
to Don Pearlman Joint Venture Eleven, as Lessee, for the purpose 
of parking and landscaping, for an initial term of five years, 
commencing on February 1, 1993 and terminating on January 31, 
1998, with one 5-year option at an initial rent of $13,500 per year. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0043 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

execute Amendment No. 8 to the professional services agreement 
with Bechtel Corporation to provide construction management 
and engineering support services during construction of the Muni 
Metro Turnaround Project in an amount not to exceed $20,584,970 

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and to extend the Agreement through May 1, 1996; and 
authorizing submittal of Amendment No. 8 to the Board of 
Supervisors for their approval in accordance with San Francisco 
Administrative Code. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

NOES - Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0044 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

execute Amendment No. 1A of the Professional Services 
Agreement with Woodward-Clyde Consultants to extend the 
completion time from December 31, 1992 to March 31, 1993 to 
perform Phase in Embankment Stability Study of the S.F. Water 
Department Project W755.0, Stanford Heights Reservoir Seismic 
Study, at no additional cost. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Carson, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0045 UEB Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau Manager to execute 

a Professional Services Agreement with the Association of Camp 
Dresser & McKee Inc., AGS. Inc., and F.E. Jordan Associates, Inc. 
for Phase 1A - Preliminary Engineering and Alternatives Analysis 
of the Hetch Hetchy Water Treatment Project, for an amount not 
to exceed $1,800,000. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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Introduction of Old Business by Commissioners: 

Commissioner Hardeman reported on his visit to the Watershed and the meeting he 
had with Watershed Keepers, Ed Stewart and Jack O'Shea, regarding the housing 
units owned by the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy. Commissioner Hardeman 
presented reports from current occupants listing the types of repairs made or needed 

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to be done in the housing facilities they are renting. Commissioner Hardeman 
suggested that if the City were to raise the rents on these housing facilities, we 
should also address the tenants' needs. 

President Yu directed staff to send the report to the General Managers of the Water 
Department and Hetch Hetchy for their comments. 



Commissioner Jefferson brought up the issue regarding the closure of the Cable Car 
Museum. The Mayor requested a report from the Commission with regard to this 
matter. Johnny Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, advised that he would 
meet with the Historical Society to work out a compromise to keep the museum 
open. Alan Siegel, Municipal Railway Community Affairs Division, stated that the 
museum was losing $24,000 a year because of increased vandalism and shoplifting in 
the museum. 

President Yu inquired about the possibility of getting a new vendor. Mr. Siegel said 
that the Municipal Railway intends to request authority to circulate a Request for 
Proposal to find another concessionaire. 

The Commission agreed to send a letter to the Mayor expressing support to keep the 
cable car museum open. Commissioner Makras directed staff to calendar this item at 
the next regular Commission meeting. Staff should present an interim agreement 
with the Cable Car Museum operator, Heritage Group, with an understanding that 
should there be a negative cashflow, the group should let PUC know what the costs 
would be. 



Lawrence Martin, International Representative, Transport Workers Union, requested 
the Public Utilities Commission to rescind its action concerning the reopening of the 
Transport Workers Union (TWU) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 

Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, stated that the 
Mayor's Office indicated they would not consider budget recommendations that 
would involve reopening of MOUs. PUC would have to review alternative options 
to address the budget deficit. 



Mr. Elzey discussed the Controller's memorandum regarding the Municipal 
Railway's $5.5 million budget shortfall in the current fiscal year. He said that 
mandatory furlough and layoffs are options that would be considered to meet the 
shortfall. He said that staff would be developing a plan to present to die 
Commission regarding the mandatory furlough program. President Yu suggested that 
staff consider options that are within the Commission's control. 



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Resolution No. 93-0043 : Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering Bureau to 
execute Amendment No. 8 to the professional services agreement with Bechtel 
Corporation to provide construction management and engineering support services 
during construction of the Muni Metro Turnaround Project. 

The Commission took this item out of order. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved and Commissioner Jefferson seconded to approve 
this item. Commissioner Makras voted No. The motion passed 4-1. 

Commissioner Makras expressed the opinion that the DBE participation should be 
greater. In this particular contract, the DBE participation goal was listed at a 
minimum. 



Report of the General Manager: 

Status of Clean, On-Time Program 

Johnny Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported that funding for this 
project would run out on February 15th. 

Commissioner Makras moved to send a communication to the Mayor emphasizing 
the importance of this program to the Municipal Railway, advising the Mayor that 
the Commission voted to recommend a fare increase in the FY 93-94 budget with die 
knowledge that the Clean, On Time Program will be running throughout the year, 
and urging the Mayor for his commitment to support continuance of the program. 
Commissioner Yu seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 

Good News About the Drought 

Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power, reported that to date, 
precipitation is 130% of normal, the snowpack is 130%, less in certain part of the 
Sierra but still very good, the reservoir is 63% of normal and 41% of capacity. The 
reservoirs continue to be low. Staff projects that runoff will be 3.5 million acre feet. 
Mr. Moran said that we are looking at a good year and that there is a 75% chance 
that we could get out of the drought situation. 

John Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, advised the Commission that 
within the next four to six weeks staff would calendar a recommendation for a new 
water rate structure and a request to change the existing rationing program by 
reducing it to a voluntary program and asking the Commission to maintain the 
provisos on water use. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested that staff continue to implement some kind of 

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rationing program for planning purposes for succeeding years when there may not be 
enough rain. 



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Resolution No. 93-0039 : Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-1013, Presidio Yard - Bus Washer Replacement, funded under Fund 
Group 31-037, Project 606-04 and Fund Group 31-003, Project 601-01 as satisfactorily 
completed. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved and President Yu seconded to adopt this item. 
Commissioner Makras voted No. Commissioner Makras expressed concern about the 
substantial delays in this project. The Commission had considered this a high 
priority project. The motion passed 4-1. 



Resolution No. 93-0040 : Authorizing the transfer of 5140,000 of surplus funds from 
Object 330, Services of Light, Heat and Power, to conduct an environmental review 
relating to potential reductions in Municipal Railway services as follows: $100,000 to 
Object 109, Contractual Services;, and $40,000 to Object 331, Services of City Planning; 
and authorizing the solicitation of proposals from one or more firms for an additional 
$350,000 in as-needed environmental services. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested that staff expand the environmental review and 
include a potential service reduction in the $8 million range. He said that this step 
would prepare PUC for a worst case scenario of service reduction for the 1993-94 
budget. 



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Secretary 



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MAR 15 1993 

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REGULAR MEETING 

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4:30 P.M. 

February 11, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 
Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Management Efficiency and Productivity 
Personnel and Training 

Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 



5:15 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. 
Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



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On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted in executive 
session: 



93-0046 GM Approving the temporary appointment of Anson B. Moran as 

General Manager of Public Utilities, effective February 17, 1993. 



VOTES: 



AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



93-0047 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted. 

GM Approving the personal services contract with Thomas J. Elzey 
for consultant services. 



VOTES: 



AYES: 
NOES 



Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 
Makras 



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At 4:00 p.m. the Commission met in Executive Session to discuss two personnel 
matters. The closed session was recessed at 5:15 p.m. and the Commission went into 
an open session to hear comments from the public. 



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The following members of the public spoke in support of retaining the services of 
Mr. Thomas J. Elzey as General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission: Dr. 
Amos C. Brown; African American Family Summit; Michael Colbruno, S.F. Sentinel; 
Peter Cohn, SFNAACP; Espanola Jackson; District 7 Democratic Club; and Geraldine 
M. Johnson. 

At 5:57 p.m. the Commission returned to Executive Session. 

The Commission reconvened to an open session at 6:55 p.m.. 

President Yu announced that the Commission voted 4-1 to accept Thomas J. Elzey 7 s 
resignation effective February 17, 1993. President Yu also announced the 
appointment of Anson B. Moran as acting General Manager until a General Manager 
is appointed. 



Resolution No. 93-0047 : Approving the personal services contract with Thomas J. 
Elzey for consultant services. 

Commissioner Makras asked Mr. Elzey if the personal services contract was tied to 
his resignation. Mr. Elzey responded affirmatively. 

President Yu moved to approve the personal services contract with Thomas J. Elzey 
for consulting services. Commissioner Hardeman seconded. On the motion, 
Commissioners Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson and Carson voted aye; Commissioner 
Makras voted no. Commissioner Makras stated that he was opposed to the personal 
services contract because it was being negotiated contingent upon Mr. Elzey 7 s 
resignation. 



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2:00 P.M. 

February 23, 1993 



COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 
Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Management Efficiency and Productivity 
Personnel and Training 



Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:25 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. 
Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 

On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, the Minutes of the 
Recessed Meeting of January 29, 1993, and the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of 
February 26, 1993 were approved as amended. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0048 UEB Authorizing bid call for San Francisco Water Department 

Contract No. WD-2153, Repaying of Street and Sidewalk 
Openings, for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1994. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0049 UEB Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 to the San 

Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2107, Sunol Valley 
Water Treatment Plant Expansion, in the amount of $485,027.00; 
Contractor, Nibbi-Lowe Construction. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

-0050 MR Authorizing negotiations to pursue a lease-purchase option of 700 

Pennsylvania Avenue or other suitable site for the relocation of 

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the Municipal Railway's Ways & Structures Division. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0051 MR Approving the "pay-as-you-go" capital program strategy for 

improvements to the existing Municipal Railway system and 
Waterfront transportation projects; approving deferral of selected 
extension projects until after the year 2001; and adopting the 
recommended list of Capital Project Priorities. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

ABSENT - Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0052 HH Authorizing extension of agreement with McLeod & Associates 

for economic consulting services to June 30, 1994, with two 
optional one-year renewals, thereby increasing the contract 
amount by $42,000, for a contract total not to exceed $142,000; 
and authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission to execute the First Amendment to the agreement 
with McLeod & Associates. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0053 WD Approving the recommended changes to the San Francisco 

Administrative Code to allow Water Department employees 
required for emergency response duties to use City-owned 
vehicles for transportation to and from their places of residence; 
and approving the comprehensive policy prepared by the Water 
Department to govern the use and assignment of City-owned 
vehicles. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0054 WD Approving substitution of subconsultant, Powell & Partners, for 

Fleming Corp., to perform the architecture services for the San 
Francisco Water Department Total Utility (SCADA) Project. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0055 UEB Approving the final scope of the J&M Layover Project to include 

two high-level center boarding platforms, relocate Crespi Drive to 
accommodate the turnaround of the M-streetcar line, new 
crossover tracks, and re-railing of the existing tracks at 19th 
Avenue and Junipero Serra Boulevard; and approving bid call for 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR 895, 19th Avenue 
Improvement - Phase I, for the construction of two high-level 
center platforms. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0056 UEB Approving Amendment No. 2 to the professional services 

agreement with Gannett Heming Inc., for Functional Analysis and 
Conceptual Engineering for the Woods Facility Rehabilitation and 
new Islais Creek Maintenance Facility Project; and authorizing the 
Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, to execute said 
Amendment No. 2. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0057 UEB Rescinding the award of San Francisco Water Department 

Contract No. WD-2131, Install Permanent Work Platforms /Water 
Supply Division which was awarded to Echo West, Inc.; and 
authorizing readvertisement of the contract under Water 
Department Contract No. WD-2131R. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Carson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0058 Accepting the work performed under San Francisco Water 

Department Contract CS-439, Emergency Inspection and 
Evaluation of Bay Division Pipeline No. 4 - Section C, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract Modification 
No. 1 (Final); and approving final payment to the consultant, 
Villalobos & Associate, in the amount of $28,990.68. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0059 GM Setting March 23, 1993 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 282, City Hall, San 

Francisco, California as the date, time and place to hold a public 
hearing on water rates. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Hardeman reported that he attended the meeting of the 19th Avenue 
Committee on February 17, 1993. He complimented staff and the committee 
members for a very good presentation. 



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INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Jefferson made a motion to send a letter of commendation to the 
police officer who helped apprehend the suspect in the stabbing of a Muni bus 
operator. Commissioner Makras seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

MANDATORY WATER RATIONING PROGRAM 

Anson B. Moran, Acting General Manager, Public Utilities, advised the Commission 
that staff projects the chances of not filling our reservoirs is far less than 1%. He 
reported that data gathered by staff showed 140% of normal precipitation, and 140- 
50% of snow pack. He stated that the Water Department is now in a position to end 
the mandatory rationing program and remove the excess use charges. The standard 
procedure in lifting water rationing requires that the Public Utilities Commission 
hold a public hearing. Mr. Moran suggested that the Commission set a public hearing 
and make the Commission's action retroactive to this meeting date, February 23, 
1993. 

Commission Jefferson moved and President Yu seconded that the Commission take 
action on this item that was not on the calendar. The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Makras moved and Commissioner Yu seconded to set a public hearing 
on March 23, 1993 at 2:00 p.m. in City Hall, Room 282, to consider elimination of the 
mandatory water rationing program and the excess use charges. 

Mr. Moran advised that at the same meeting, staff would request the Commission to 
set another public hearing to consider the water rates schedule for next year which 
will take effect on July 1, 1993. 

BUDGET 

Mr. Moran reported that the Public Utilities Commission's share in the deficit for the 
current year is in the $2M-$3M range, less than the $5.5 million discussed previously. 
Mr. Moran reported that staff is reviewing some options to balance the budget such 
as: restriction of overtime authorization for bus operators, implementation of a 
mandatory furlough, Muni fare increase, reduction of City Attorney's costs, and 
layoffs. 

Commissioner Makras suggested that staff clarify its recommendations on the $2.5 
million deficit. 

Commissioner Jefferson stated he would like a confirmation from staff that reopening 
of MOUs will be done City-wide. He said that he would like to see that those unions 

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representing PUC employees are not disproportionately affected. 

CABLE CAR TURNAROUND 

Johnny Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported that he attended a 
hearing of the Board of Supervisors' Safety and Health Committee regarding the 
Powell & Market Street Cable Car Turnaround. Mr. Stein stated that the Municipal 
Railway was experiencing a lot of problems and was losing approximately $500,000 
in revenues because of illegal activities at this location. 

Mr. Stein said that the Committee passed a resolution urging the Mayor to urge the 
PUC to change the cable car fare structure to a one-way fare and eliminate the five 
ticket machines at Powell and Market Streets. The Committee, after hearing 
testimonies from the public, recommended that the business establishments around 
the area could sell cable car tickets. The business owners were willing to sell the 
tickets at no cost to the City. 

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Resolution No. 93-0055 : Approving the final scope of the J&M Layover Project to 
include two high-level center boarding platforms, relocate Crespi Drive to 
accommodate the turnaround of the M-streetcar line, new crossover tracks, and re- 
railing of the existing tracks at 19th Avenue and Junipero Serra Boulevard; and 
approving bid call for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR 895, 19th Avenue 
Improvement - Phase I, for the construction of two high-level center platforms. 

This item was taken out of order. 

Commissioner Jefferson asked staff whether PUC would be required to payback the 
Federal Transit Authority if the J/M service is not completed as reflected in the 
approved scope of work. Fred Howell, Acting Director of Finance, replied 
affirmatively. He stated that the primary issue in this project is the completion and 
implementation of the J line loop service. 

Don Birrer, 19th Avenue Project Facilitator, suggested that the safety issues and 
physical track should be addressed in the summer. 

The following members of the public spoke urging the Public Utilities Commission to 
proceed with the project as recommended by Mr. Birrer: Tom Karnes, Chairman of 
the Muni Accessibility Advisory Committee; Larry Rowell; Catherine Sanders; 
Richard Jefferson; Jim Herlihy, 19th Avenue Coalition Project; Robert Pender; 
Anthony M. Pereira; and Henry Ortiz. Bill Kuhns and Anthony G. Sacco opposed the 
revised plan because it did not include J-Line loop service. Andrew Lipsett 
expressed concern that project cost has not yet been identified. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved, and Commissioner Carson seconded to approve 

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this project. The motion passed unanimously. 

Resolution No. 93-0050 : Authorizing negotiations to pursue a lease-purchase option 
of 700 Pennsylvania Avenue or other suitable site for the relocation of the Municipal 
Railway's Ways & Structures Division. 

Members of the public who spoke opposing the project were Andrew Lipsett and 
Dr. Frank Claus. 

Mr. Moran advised the Commission that there was a problem with the jurisdictional 
transfer of the property at 24th and Utah Streets to the Parking Authority. He 
suggested that the Commission amend the resolution to delete the portion about 
authorization of the transfer. President Yu moved, and Commissioner Makras 
seconded to consider amendment of the resolution. 

Mr. Moran stated that staff would report to the Commission when the problem with 
the transfer was resolved. Commissioner Jefferson suggested that with respect to the 
timing of the relocation, he would like the report to state that the Mayor's Office 
urged the Municipal Railway to expedite this matter. 

President Yu moved and Commissioner Jefferson seconded to adopt the resolution as 
amended. The motion passed unanimously. 

Resolution No. 93-0051 : Approving the "pay-as-you-go" capital program strategy for 
improvements to the existing Municipal Railway system and Waterfront 
transportation projects; approving deferral of selected extension projects until after 
the year 2001; and adopting the recommended list of Capital Project Priorities. 

Fred Howell, Acting Director of Finance, presented a brief background of the project 
and explained the purposes and procedures in setting priorities for the Municipal 
Railway capital improvement programs. 

Davis Schwartz, President of Capital Partnership Inc. and consultant for the San 
Francisco Transportation Authority, explained the rationale in ranking the capital 
programs and explained key issues relating to the programs. One of the issues he 
mentioned was that the Municipal Railway is projecting a $276 million operating 
deficit over the next nine years and has an $881 million shortfall in currendy 
programmed capital funds. Another issue is that the Municipal Railway would need 
$2.3 billion to fund its prospective capital programs. The Transportation Authority 
is reserving $182 million of tax revenues for a Bavshore Corridor Project. The studv 
of the corridor will be completed by the end of calendar 1993. 

Mr. Schwartz advised that the Federal Transit Authority has a policv called "financial 
capacity assessment". This policy provides that an agencv such as the Municipal 
Railway show their financial, technical and organizational capacity to build, operate 
and maintain a transportation system. 

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Mr. Schwartz recommended three strategies to ensure that Muni's capital programs 
are funded: (1) "pay as you go"; (2) deliver the $2.3 million projects; and (3) apply 
lease financing techniques. The staff recommended the "pay as you go" strategy, 
which would accomplish programs with available funding and then pursue 
additional funding to accomplish other programs. 

Mr. Schwartz suggested deferring all rail expansion projects south of 6th Street until 
the result of the Bayshore Corridor Project is determined and the revenue source to 
fund the Metro East project is certain. He also suggested deferring trolley coach 
replacements and the extension of trolley service to Mission Bay totaling $238 million. 

Mr. Schwartz pointed out that there are issues remaining to be resolved such as: 
results of the Bayshore Corridor Study; the fare increase decision; the City's Budget 
hearing and its impact to Muni's operating budget; and the Transportation 
Authority's strategic plan for transit. He asked that the Commission proceed with 
the fare increase and budget hearing and address the multiyear $276 million 
cumulative operating deficit. He advised the Commission that he will report in 12 
months with additional information. 

Douglas Legg, a representative of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
(MTC) explained MTC's guidelines in scoring the projects. 

President Yu expressed concern in the ranking of the projects and asked why equity 
issues were not addressed. She suggested that staff conduct a workshop to address 
equity issues and continuance of existing projects. 

President Yu emphasized we need to recognize the obligation to provide service to 
the community. She pointed out that the Commission would approve the project 
priorities with the understanding that staff will report to the Commission to address 
the service issue. 

Commissioner Hardeman suggested that staff be flexible in reviewing the Bayshore 
Corridor project to help revitalize that community. 

Andrew Lipsett suggested that with respect to Central Shops relocation, the 
Municipal Railway should look at the Caltrans Office at 150 Oak Street. He also 
suggested that the Commission ask the Mayor to rescind the hiring freeze. 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 

Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:20 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. 
Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 

On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner Makras, the 
Minutes of the Special Meeting of February 11, 1993, and the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting of February 23, 1993 were approved as amended. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0060 MR Urging the Mayor to approve funds to rehire car cleaners for the 

remainder of this fiscal year; and authorizing the establishment of 
a Task Force to work as a liaison to the Board of Supervisors and 
the Mayor to continue the program. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0061 BF Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission General Manager to 

implement specific deficit reduction measures for the Municipal 
Railway's budget in 1992-93. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0062 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to execute a 6-month extension to the agreement 
with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to finalize the fishery 
study along the Tuolumne River at no cost. 



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VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0063 UEB Granting approval to execute Contract Modification No. 1 to 

Water Department Contract WD-2118, CDD Yard Underground 
Tank Replacement, with Walton Engineering, Inc.. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0064 BF Approving collection of charges for damages against the San 

Francisco Municipal Railway and the Bureau of Light, Heat and 
Power for the month of January 1993. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0065 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to execute the First Amendment to the Agreement 
with Metzger, Hollis, Gordon & Mortimer for legal services 
increasing the contract amount by $250,000, for a contract total of 
$649,000 and extending the contract term to June 30, 1994. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0066 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to execute the Eighth Amendment to the Agreement 
with Grueneich, Ellison & Schneider, for legal services, increasing 
the contract amount by $175,000, for a total amount not to exceed 
$2,337,500, and extending the contract term to October 31, 1994. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0067 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to execute the Third Amendment to the Agreement 
with Ellis & Prioleau, P.C., for legal services, increasing the 
contract amount by $161,000, for a total amount not to exceed 
$495,000, and extending the contract term to June 30, 1994. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0068 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to execute the Fifth Amendment to the Agreement 
with Jackson Research Project, for professional historical 
consulting and archiving services, increasing the contract amount 
by $10,000 for FY 92-93, for a total amount not to exceed $442,240. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0069 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to execute the First Amendment to the Agreement 
with David M. Dornbusch & Company, Inc., for economic 
consulting services, extending the contract term to June 30, 1994, 
with two optional 1-year renewals and increasing the contract 
amount by $50,000, for a contract total not to exceed $250,000. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0070 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy Water and 

Power to negotiate and execute an agreement with Daniel B. 
Steiner, Consulting Engineer, with an initial funding not to 
exceed $100,000 for an initial term through June 30, 1997; and 
negotiate and execute a contract modification with Bookman- 
Edmonston Engineering to reduce the contract amount from 

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$839,500 to $739,500 and effectuate assignment of the 
corresponding portion of Bookman-Edmonston work to Daniel B. 
Steiner. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President 
Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0071 MR Determining that the post award protest received on Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-1035R, Kirkland Motor Coach Facility 
Security Fencing & Gates, is without merit; and directing staff to 
direct the Contractor, Angotti & Reilly/T.E. Joo, to proceed with 
the contract work as awarded under Resolution No. 92-0151. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0072 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

execute Amendment No. 1 to Professional Services Agreement 
No. CS-434 with Sedgwick/Carrie/Leong in an amount not to 
exceed $1,075,000 through May 1, 1998 to implement and 
administer the Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) 
during the construction phase of the Muni Metro Turnaround 
Project. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0073 BF Authorizing the General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, to 

modify the contract with Williams, Adley and Company for 
auditing and consulting services by extending the contract term 
from January 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994 and increasing the funding 
by an additional $185,000. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Makras suggested urging the Mayor's Office to approve a 
supplemental appropriation to rehire car street cleaners and continue the Clean, On- 
Time Program. Commissioner Makras made a motion to establish a task force that 
will serve as liaison to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor to continue the Clean, 
On-Time Program. Commissioner Carson seconded. The motion passed 
unanimously. 

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INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Makras suggested that staff calendar the billboard bus advertisements 
at the next regular meeting to discuss related policy issues. 



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Resolution No. 93-0061 : Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission General 
Manager to implement specific deficit reduction measures for the Municipal 
Railway's budget in 1992-93. 

Anson B. Moran, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, reported that the 
Municipal Railway's FY 1992-93 budget deficit is $5.5 million. The Mayor's Office 
advised PUC to provide a plan to reduce $2.5 million of the deficit. 

Fred Howell presented budget deficit reduction measures such as: deferral of 
payment to the Joint Powers Board ($550,000); Miscellaneous Salary Savings 
($300,000); Platform Savings ($200,000); Non-Salary Savings ($697,000); Bureau 
Furloughs and Non-Salaried Employees ($100,00); and Mandatory Furloughs 
($500,000). 

Commissioner Makras expressed his opposition to sell PUC assets in order to balance 
the City's budget. He made a motion to remove the Joint Powers Board payment 
deferral and the Clean, On-Time Program from the budget reduction measures and 
adopt the rest of the reduction measures. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The 
motion passed unanimously. 



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President Yu moved and Commissioner Jefferson seconded to give latitude to the 
General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to negotiate with the Mayor's 
Office on additional budget reduction measures, whether to implement additional 
mandatory furloughs or pursue the Joint Powers Board deal. The motion passed 
unanimously. 

Staff would report to the Commission if a declaration of surplus is still necessary to 
reduce the budget deficit. 



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Public Hearing 

Item No. 9 : To consider the Municipal Railway's fare increase proposal. 

Item No. 10 : To consider the Municipal Railway's proposal for service reductions. 

Anson B. Moran, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, reported that next 
year's PUC budget has a $30 million shortfall. Mr. Moran emphasized that the 
recommendations for the fare increase and service reductions, were made to reduce 
parallel service and meet PUC's financial obligations. The service reductions 
proposed would reduce Municipal Railway's operating cost by $2 million on an 
annualized basis. 

Mr. Moran mentioned the various bus lines of which services will no longer be cut: 
2, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 26, 27, 35, 36, 37, 59, 60, 44, 49, 54, 67, 83, 89, and LRV Surface. 

The following members of the public spoke opposing the Municipal Railway's 
proposed fare increase and/ or service reductions: Ellen Murray (Muni Bus 
Operator), Richard Becker (All Peoples Congress), Pedro T. Gomez, Jack Gelman, 
Sameera Thurmond, Samuel R. Ganczaruk, B.P. McElligott, Cheryl Abel, Dan 
Venable (Local 790 Car Cleaner), H. M. Schreiber, Wayne Marmon (Grosvenor Bus 
Lines), Gloria La Riva (Movement for a Peoples Assembly), Marvis J. Phillies, Ray J. 
Antonio (Transport Workers Union 250-A), Keith Cogswell, Bill Price, and Jeanne 
Lynch (Senior Action Network), Bill Modine, Harold Bell (Muni Bus Operator), John 
Murray (INCAR & P.L.P), Bobbie L. Brown (Transport Workers Union 250-A), Luis 
M. Montano, Mrs. Murillo and Ms. Davila (Mission Neighborhood Centers), Josie 
Mooney (Local 790), Stephanie Hedgecoke, Larry Martin (Transport Workers Union), 
Janis Berwitt, Walter Johnson (San Francisco Labor Council), Artie Ree Morgan, 
Frederick Caruso (St. Mark Lutheran), Henry Holmes (Urban Habitat Program), Jeff 
Bullard, Bruce Baginski, Keith Pavlik (All People's Congress), Ben Wahder, Peter 
Doty, Leatrice Remo, Phillip Seronick, Neil Mick (Bay Area Arts School), Espanola 
Jackson, Richard Powers, Patricia Luddington, Randy Millburn, Jackie Sachs, Chris 
Martinez (Wallenberg High), Alice Fialkin (Transport Workers Union, Local 200), 
Tasha Kollor, Anya-Malka Halevi, Norman Rolfe (S.F. Tomorrow), Lois Miyashiro, 

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William Walker, David Varnum, Joseph Green, Lynne Buther, Herbert Weiner, 
Vernon O'Gilvie, June M. Fisher, and Cherilyn Green. 

The President closed public testimony on the Muni fare increase and service 
reduction proposals. This matter was continued to April 13, 1993. 



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Public Comment: 

Steve Geiser and Craig Arthur, Co-Chairs of the Friends of the Cable Car Museum, 
spoke about the proposal they submitted to the Commission to manage the Cable Car 
Museum. 



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Announcement: 

Anson B. Moran, Public Utilities Commission General Manager, announced that 
Ernest Geddes, General Manager of Turlock Irrigation District, had died. President 
Yu moved, and Commissioner Makras seconded a motion to express the 
Commission's appreciation for his services to the water industry and 
acknowledgment of his loss. The motion passed unanimously. 



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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 7:40 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



, 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

APR 9 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Frank M. Jordan 
MAYOR 



REGULAR MEETING 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

March 23, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 



2:20 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner Hardeman, the Minutes of 
the Regular Meeting of March 9, 1993 was approved as amended. 

Commissioner Makras arrived at 2:25 p.m. after approval of the minutes. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0074 GM Suspending the Public Utilities Commission rules of order to schedule 

the regular meeting of the Commission on April 13, 1993 for 4:00 p.m. in 
Room 282, City Hall, and continue the public hearing on Municipal 
Railway fare increase and service reduction proposals at 6:00 p.m. in 
the Chamber of the Board of Supervisors. 



VOTES: 



AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0075 WD Designating April 27, 1993, at 2:00 p.m., in Room 282, City Hall as the 

date, time, and place to hold a public hearing to consider rate 
adjustments for water service and water supplied by the San Francisco 
Water Department and to consider fee adjustments for various permits 
and services provided by the Water Department. 



VOTES: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0076 BF Approving collection of charges for damages against the Municipal 

Railway, Hetch Hetchy and the Bureau of Light, Heat & Power for the 
month of February 1993. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0077 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering Bureau, to execute 

Amendment No. 5 to the Agreement with Morrison-Knudsen Engineers, 
Inc., for performing design and field engineering services on an "As 
Needed" basis, to extend the completion date of the agreement to June 
30, 1993. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0078 UEB Accepting the work performed by Abbett-Yick under Contract No. MR- 

881, Electrification of No. 31 Balboa Line; approving the final credit 
modification in the amount of $364,806.26 for a total contract cost of 
$10,861,012.74; approving an extension of time of 158 calendar days for 
unavoidable delays; and authorizing final payment of $243,995.51 to 
Abbett-Yick. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0079 UEB Approving Amendment No. 4 to the professional services contract with 

Dames and Moore to provide additional professional services for the 
Priest Dam Stability Study at no additional cost; and extending 
completion time from August 30, 1991 to December 31, 1993. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0080 WD Requesting the Controller to transfer $500,000 from surplus funds in the 

Water Department's miscellaneous salaries appropriation to the Stores 
Revolving Fund, increasing the Stores Fund to $2,985,992. 

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VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0081 UEB Accepting the work performed under San Francisco Water Department 

Contract No. WD-2009, Baden Pump Station Improvements, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract Modification No. 2 in 
the amount of $8,719.40; and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$22,838.75 to the contractor, E. Mitchell, Inc. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0082 UEB Accepting the work performed under San Francisco Water Department 

Contract No. WD-2079, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Rivera 
Street, 38th to 41st Avenue, and various locations on Pacheco Street, 
35th, 37th, 39th, 41st and 42nd Avenue, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$36,313.00; authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable delays of 
36 working days; and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$28,477.80 to the Contractor, P&M Pipelines and Coast-Geo 
Constructors, Inc. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolutions were adopted: 

93-0083 HH Adopting the following resolutions and directing staff to work with the 

Mayor's Office and the Board of Supervisors to acquire funding to 
provide necessary staffing and programs to accomplish the goals and 
objectives identified in the attached policy statements. 

Defense of Water Rights 

Conservation, Reclamation and Ground Water 

Dry Year Options and Supply Augmentation 

Bay Area Water Supply Planning 

Environmental Improvements 



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93-0084 


(a) 


93-0085 


(b) 


93-0086 


(c) 


93-0087 


(d) 


93-0088 


(e) 



VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0089 WD Approving ending the Mandatory Water Conservation Program; 

approving the establishment of a comprehensive long term conservation 
program; requesting the Controller to transfer funds for temporary 
salaries and related fringe benefits in the amount of $1 13,500 from the 
Water Rationing Programmatic Budget to the Water Conservation 
Programmatic Budget; and modifying Fiscal Year 1993-94 Water 
Department Budget Request by increasing the Water Conservation 
Program Budget by $631,521 and deleting the Water Rationing Program 
Budget. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0090 WD Rescinding Water Rate Schedule W-42 .Water Use in Excess of 

Allotment, effective with meter readings made on or after February 23, 
1993. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Makras, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0091 MR Approving a 12-month extension of the Concession Agreement at the 

Cable Car Barn Museum with the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway 
and Locomotive Historical Society; authorizing the Acting General 
Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to execute the second 
amendment to Concession Agreement and any further amendment 
extending the agreement; authorizing the Municipal Railway to secure 
an appropriate security for the museum; and authorizing the Municipal 
Railway to develop a request for proposals for an operator to secure 
financing and implement improvements to the museum. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

President Yu made a motion to suspend the Public Utilities Commission Rules of Order to 
move the meeting on April 13, 1993 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 282, City Hall and schedule the 
continuation of the public hearing on the Municipal Railway fare increase and service 
reduction proposals at 6:00 p.m. in the Chamber of the Board of Supervisors. Commissioner 
Jefferson seconded the motion stating that many speakers at the March 9 meeting requested 
that the Commission hold the next hearing on Muni proposals during the evening. The 
motion passed unanimously. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Jefferson complimented the Acting General Manager, Anson B. Moran, for 
restructuring the calendar format. 

President Yu commended John Deakin, Director of the Bureau of Energy Conservation, for his 
efforts in providing technical information about energy cost-saving options to City and County 
departments. 

With regard to the mandatory furlough program, Commissioner Makras asked staff to check 
whether there are positions, where if furloughed, would require somebody to work overtime. 
He mentioned that station agents fall in this category. Mr. Moran replied that Muni 
management and PUC staff are reviewing this matter on a position by position basis. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER: 

Budget Status 

Anson Moran, Acting General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission, reported on the 
status of the mandatory work furlough. He stated that the pool of people who would be 
required to take the work furlough has expanded. He said that eligible employees would be 
required to take four days mandatory work furlough. The Transport Workers Union may be 
included in the pool by the end of the month. 

Mr. Moran reported that $3.5 million is needed to pay for the cost of claims. $2.5 million 
would be needed to fund a portion of the claims through the current year. The remainder 
would be rolled over to the next fiscal year. 

Mr. Moran stated that there is an increase in City Attorney's charges. Staff is working with the 
City Attorney's Office to find ways to minimize the cost to PUC. 

With regard to next year's budget, Mr. Moran stated that the Mayor's Office is continuing to 
negotiate wage packages with the labor unions. The Mayor is also dealing with the budget 
deficit estimates. 

Mr. Moran said that he had instituted a program where senior management will ride Muni 
buses twice a week starting with the top level of Muni management in order to give them 

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better consumer orientation. 

Commissioner Jefferson asked about the hiring freeze relative to transit operators. Mr. Moran 
explained that the Controllers Office has not been processing the requisitions for transit 
operators. Commissioner Jefferson suggested writing a letter to the Mayor's Office to advise 
him of the implications to Muni operations if the requisitions are not processed. 

Commissioner Makras expressed his opinion that there is no rationale in planning an 
expansion program while there are concerns about missed service and proposal for service 
cuts. Planning an expansion would only increase Muni's operational costs. He suggested 
working to balance resources and operating costs and identifying where the wastes are. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested, that at the April 13, 1993 meeting, staff should present a 
comparison report on Municipal Railway's performance based on factors such as fare, 
ridership and performance of mass transit systems in other cities. 

Commissioner Yu suggested sending a letter to the Mayor's Office requesting that the 
personnel requisitions for bus operators be processed so that missed service can be avoided 
when the mandatory work furlough is in effect. 



Calendar Format 

Mr. Moran described the changes in the calendar format. The new calendar format provides 
focus on key issues. The public comment portion was moved before the normal order of 
business. 



Public Comments: 

Bob Planthold expressed concern that the Municipal Railway has not been taking a lot of 
creative measures to provide transit accessibility to disabled people. 

Jeff Bullard suggested exploring other means to solve the budget problem and not put the 
burden on the public by raising Muni fares and reducing services. 

Bobbie Brown, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, requested that the City provide 
necessary resources for the Municipal Railway to operate efficiently. He suggested that PUC 
should look for other ways to solve the budget problems. 

Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790, spoke urging the Commission to rehire the car cleaners. 

Jim Scott, reported an alleged irregularity in charges made by Burns Security Agency. 
President Yu directed the General Manager to investigate this matter. 



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Resolution Nos. 93-0083, 93-0084, 93-0085, 93-0086, 93-0087, and 93-0088 : Adopting the 
following resolutions for Hetch Hetchy, Water and Power: General Policy, Defense of Water 
Rights, Conservation, Reclamation and Ground Water, Dry Year Options and Supply 
Augmentation, Bay Area Water Supply Planning, and Environmental Improvements. 

Commissioner Makras made the motion to adopt the resolutions listed above and directed 
staff to prepare a business plan and specify the source of funds with which to implement the 
resolutions. Commissioner Yu seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0089 : Approving ending the Mandatory Water Conservation Program; and 
approving the establishment of a comprehensive long term conservation program. 

John D. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, reported that he attended a meeting 
of the Health & Safety Committee of the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Mullane conveyed 
Supervisor Hallinan's message to the Commission that it is not necessary to expand staff 
during these budget times; the Water Department does not have to worry about planning for 
long term water supply issues; and that the Board of Supervisors has the authority to take 
revenues from the Water Department to better serve the needs of the overall community in 
the City. Commissioner Hardeman expressed his opposition to these statements. 

Doug Short, President, Bay Area Water Users Association, and General Manager of Belmont 
Water District, stated that their association concurs with the Water Department's 
recommendation to rescind the mandatory rationing program and begin a voluntary 
conservation program. He stated that he agrees with long term water supply planning. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved to adopt the resolution. President Yu seconded. The motion 
passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0090 : Rescinding Water Rate Schedule W-42 , Water Use in Excess of 
Allotment, effective with meter readings made on or after February 23, 1993. 

Commissioner Hardeman asked about the implication of the rate change in relation to water 
usage in hotels and commercial buildings. Mr. Mullane stated that he spoke with general 
managers of various major hotels and the head of the Hotel Council and they think that this 
change would have no implication to the hotel industry. Mr. Mullane stated that the Water 
Department is going to recommend to the Commission a conservation oriented rate structure, 
such as an increasing rate block for residential and apartment buildings. The Water 
Department staff would be talking with other utility companies to get information on how their 
rate structures are set up. 

Eva Skoupis, who owns a Laundromat, spoke urging the Commission to adopt a special rate 
for commercial water users. 

Commissioner Yu made a motion to rescind the water rate schedule. Commissioner Jefferson 
seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



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Item No. 13 : Report on the Municipal Railway Bus Ads. 

Johnny Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported that no legal issues are involved 
in this project because the contract with the Transportation Display Inc. (TDI) provides for 
experimental modes of advertising. Mr. Stein stated he supports continuation of this project 
because of possible revenues for the Municipal Railway. He explained that this program 
would bring an estimated revenue of $5,000 per bus, per month and Muni would be receiving 
65% of the total revenues. Between 50 to 60 buses would be involved in the project. 

Commissioner Makras concurred with Mr. Stein's decision to proceed with the program 
because of potential revenues to the City. He was concerned that the buses were not readily 
identifiable as Muni vehicles and the windows were also covered with advertising. He also 
mentioned that the project possibly violated an ordinance passed by the Board of Supervisors 
banning moving billboards. Commissioner Carson expressed support of the project because of 
potential revenues. 

Commissioner Jefferson requested that staff report to the Commission in about 90 days to 
determine if there are policy issues that would need to be raised and to get input from the 
public. 

The following individuals commented on this item: 

Bobbie Brown, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, stated that the Transport Workers Union 
supports this program. 

Lisa C. Salieri said that it was difficult to recognize the buses in moving traffic and the 
destination signs are difficult to see for people who are vision impaired. 

Shelley Elvira Salieri stated that the covered windows distort the view of the passengers and it 
is difficult to read street signs and house numbers. It is also difficult to recognize the Muni 
buses. 

Samuel Ganczaruk expressed his support of the project because of possible revenues. He 
stated that there are negative public reactions on the project because the windows are 
covered by advertising. 



Resolution No. 93-0091 : Approving a 12-month extension of the Concession Agreement at 
the Cable Car Barn Museum with the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive 
Historical Society. 

Commissioner Makras suggested amending the resolution to eliminate the proposed 12- 
month optional extension of the agreement. He believed that one year is sufficient time to 
develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) to hire a new concessionaire at the Cable Car 
Museum. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to eliminate the second 12-month extension of the agreement. 
President Yu seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



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Commissioner Makras suggested that in order to speed up the RFP process, staff should 
streamline the RFP and require interested parties to submit a business proposal. 
Commissioner Jefferson suggested including the standards that are expected to be met. 
Commissioner Yu directed staff to report in three months on the status of the project and 
identify the estimated time of completion. 

The following individuals commented on this item: 

Craig Arthur, Ken Waters, and Steve Geister, representatives of the Friends of the Cable Car 
Museum, spoke urging the Commission to hire a permanent concessionaire and consider their 
proposal to run the Cable Car Museum. 

Jose Godo, United Brass Foundry, spoke supporting the proposal of the Friends of the Cable 
Car Museum. 

Christopher Melching, owner of Cable Car Specialties, commented that the museum did not 
warrant an admission fee. 

Shelley Salieri commented that the museum needs a creative manager. 

Sam Ganczaruk supported the proposal of the "Friends of the Cable Car Museum". 

Commissioner Yu moved to extend the agreement for 12 months until a new operator is 
selected. Commissioner Makras seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:45 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



Room 2-C, City Hall 

3:00 P.M. 

April 12, 1993 



DOC IMFNTS DEPT, 
MAY 3 - 1993 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 

Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 3:10 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner James D. Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 

Absent: Commissioner Victor G. Makras 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



PRESENTATION BY CAPITAL PARTNERSHIPS INC. 

ON THE MUNICIPAL RAILWAY'S 

FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL AND MANAGERIAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT 

OF THE MUNI CAPITAL PROGRAM 



Dave Schwartz of Capital Partnerships Inc., consultant, outlined the background of the 
financial capacity assessment of the Municipal Railway capital program. He stated that the 
financial capacity assessment was a federal requirement for transit agencies to demonstrate 
that they could afford to operate and maintain the current transit system before they 
recapitalize and expand. Capital Partnerships, Inc. was hired by the Transportation Authority 
to conduct the financial capacity assessment for the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Schwartz presented a recap of the results of the financial capacity assessment and the 
Muni capital program adopted by PUC on February 23, 1993. Mr. Schwartz explained that the 
Municipal Railway would be facing an operating budget deficit between $167 million and 
$581 million for the next eight years. 

Mr. Schwartz recommended that in addressing projected deficits, the Municipal Railway 
should adopt a combination of measures such as: increasing fares periodically, maintaining 
the level of General Fund support, improving long-range productivity, sales tax funding of 
incremental operations and maintenance costs, and finding additional revenue sources. Other 
financial recommendations for the Municipal Railway Capital Program included adopting the 
"pay-as-you-go" funding of the $1 .3 billion capital replacement program and waterfront transit 
projects, deferring $1.0 billion in rail expansion, trolley coach replacement/expansion, adopting 
the list of capital project priorities recommended by the Muni Capital Improvement Program 
Task Force and the Financial Capacity Assessment consultant, and revisiting the 
recommended capital program strategy in 12 months. 

Mr. Schwartz outlined some issues that should be addressed concerning Muni's ability to 
deliver on its capital program such as: (1) long-range system and facilities planning; (2) 
organizational control; (3) organizational development; (4) project cost estimating; (5) project 

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scheduling and cost control; (6) force account management; (7) grants management; and (8) 
construction claims. 

The issue concerning organizational control was that there is no agency within the PUC 
organization directly responsible for the whole capital program. Mr. Schwartz' 
recommendation to address this issue was to establish a Muni Capital Program Division that 
would be headed by a Deputy General Manager. An analysis of actual staffing requirements 
will be done once the Deputy General Manager of Capital Program is established. President 
Yu suggested preparing an analysis to justify creation of the Muni Capital Program Division. 

Another recommendation made by Mr. Schwartz was the transfer of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau staff either to the Muni Capital Program Division or the Department of Public Works. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested recommending to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors 
to consider dedicated tax funds to support the transit system. 

Public Comment: 

Bob Planthold commented on the disability access information provided in the PUC calendar. 

Michael Cook, representative of the Auto Machinists Union, Local 1305, suggested that the 
Commission review its contracts and either bring more work in-house or let more contracts to 
local vendors. He also suggested buying quality parts and supplies for use at the shops 
rather than buying cheaper but poorer quality materials. 



THEREUPON. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:55 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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Water Department 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 

Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 



4:00 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Carson, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting of March 23, 1993 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0092 WD Rescheduling the public hearing on April 27, 1993 to May 1 1 , 1993 at 

2:00 p.m. in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, as the date, time and 
place to consider proposals for rate adjustment for water service and 
water supplied by the San Francisco Water Department and to consider 
proposals for fee adjustments for various permits and services. 



VOTES: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0093 BF Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, to apply for, 

accept and expend $9,940,616 of FTA Section 3 and $16,761,905 of 
Section 9 capital assistance, including the required local match funds, 
derived from the President's Economic Stimulus Initiative to finance the 
purchase of replacement trolley coaches. 



VOTES: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



ABSENT 



Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0094 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against 

such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against the 
San Francisco Water Department totaling $18,000.00. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 

On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0095 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water Department to extend the 

36-month Agreement with Information and Support Services for the 
development of a system-wide Water Education Program for an 
extension in time only of eight months to December 31, 1993. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0096 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water Department to extend the 

Memorandum of Understanding with the Bay Area Water Users 
Association (BAWUA) to continue a regional groundwater assessment 
study in the San Francisco Water Department service areas within San 
Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0097 UEB Authorizing bid call for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 

WD-2097, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Front Street between 
Jackson and Union Streets; Broadway between Davis and Front Streets; 
Davis Street between Broadway and Vallejo Streets; Vallejo Street 
Between Davis and Front Streets. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0098 UEB Authorizing bid call for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 

WD-2138, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Bryant Street between 
22nd and 24th Streets, York Street between 22nd and 26th Streets, and 
Hampshire Street between 22nd and 25th Streets. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0099 UEB Granting approval to execute Contract Modification No. 2 to Water 

Department Contract No. WD-21 18, CDD Yard Underground Tank 
Replacement Project, with Walton Engineering, Inc., to extend the 
contract completion time by twenty-one (21) calendar days and to 
increase the contract amount by $20,000.00 for a total contract amount 
of $406,906.00. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 

On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0100 UEB Approving the substitution of contractor, MWP Pacific Engineering, Inc., 

for Western Weltek to perform welding work for the San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-21 15, San Andreas Pipeline No. 3 
Rehabilitation. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0101 UEB Accepting the work performed under San Francisco Water Department 

Contract No. WD-2095, Pilarcitos Forebay-Repair Walkway and Slide 
Gates, as satisfactorily completed, approving Credit Modification No. 2 in 
the amount of $1,187.81 and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$8,466.21 to the contractor, Valentine Corporation. 



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VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 

On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0102 UEB Authorizing bid call for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 

WD-2100, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Treat Avenue between 
20th Street and 26th Street. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 

On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0103 UEB Authorizing bid call for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-899, 

Modifications to the Geneva Yard and Shop. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 

On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0104 UEB Approving modification to Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-894, 

Upper Market Street Transit Thoroughfare Project, Phase 3-Duboce to 
Castro, to complete the contract work in 602 calendar days instead of 
700 calendar days. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0105 H&S Requesting the Board of Supervisors to authorize the General Manager, 

Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept and expend grant funds 
up to a maximum of $75,000 from the 1993 Occupational Safety and 
Health Training and Education Grant from the California Department of 
Industrial Relations, Health and Safety Commission, for the PUC Office 
of Health and Safety. 

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VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0106 MR Authorizing the circulation of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for 

professional services to undertake the Geary Corridor System Planning 
Study in an amount not to exceed $285,000. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 

On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0107 MR Authorizing the circulation of a Request for Proposal to provide 

consultant services for the San Francisco paratransit planning program. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Makras, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0108 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal Railway to apply for 

$1,836,000 in federal funds for the Cable Car Museum rehabilitation 
project; and authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission to apply for $411,000 from the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation to be used as matching funds for 
ISTEA Transit Enhancement Activities should they be awarded for 
upgrading the Cable Car Museum. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0109 BF Authorizing the transfer of up to $2.5 million from surplus funds that 

were budgeted for salaries, fixed charges, Workers' Compensation, 
Light, Heat and Power and various miscellaneous non-salary items in 

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order to offset cost overruns in judgements and claims, services of the 
City Attorney and security. 

VOTES: 



AYES 


Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson 


NOES 


Makras 


ABSENT 


- Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0110 UEB Awarding Contract No. MR-1150, Muni Metro Turnback Facility - 

General Construction in the amount of $94,639,010.50 to Tutor- 
Saliba/Perini subject to execution of the full funding agreement by the 
Federal Transit Administration, and subject to Tutor-Saliba/Perini's full 
compliance with the Buy America Act; and encouraging Tutor- 
Saliba/Perini to maximize participation of local African-American 
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises on the contract. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-01 1 1 UEB Rejecting all bids submitted on October 20, 1992 on San Francisco 

Water Department Contract WD-2132, SFWD-Millbrae Headquarters- 
Phase IIA, North Shops/Fuel Island, and authorizing readvertisement of 
the work. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS: 

President Yu referred to the resolution passed by the Board of Supervisors urging the Public 
Utilities Commission to make the F-Embarcadero Street Car Line a high priority in the 
Municipal Railway's capital program. She requested that staff submit a quarterty report on the 
progress of the project. Anson Moran, Acting General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, 
stated that the issue on this project is whether tracks can be placed before public space uses 
are determined. Mr. Moran said that staff would make a presentation to the Commission 
regarding the project at the next meeting. Commissioner Makras remarked that this project 
ranked very high on the capital projects priority list and that we should proceed with the 
capital projects program. 

Commissioner Hardeman reported that he attended meetings with the Mayor, the Public 

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Utilities Acting General Manager and President Yu since the last Commission meeting. 

Mr. Moran thanked Fred Howell, Acting Director, Bureau of Finance, and Andrea Gourdine, 
Manager, Bureau of Personnel and Training for having done tremendous jobs in their 
capacities in implementing the furlough program. 

Mr. Moran stated that a need has arisen for the Commission to consider rescheduling the 
public hearing on water rates originally scheduled for the April 27 Commission meeting. 
Commissioner Hardeman moved to consider this item in today's calendar. President Yu 
seconded. The motion passed unanimously. President Yu moved to reschedule the hearing 
to May 1 1 , 1993 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 282 as the date, time, and place to consider proposals 
for rate adjustment for water service and water supplied by the Water Department. 
Commissioner Jefferson seconded. Resolution No. 93-0092 passed unanimously. 



GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

Cable Car Audit Follow-Up 

Commissioner Makras suggested that staff schedule the Cable Car Audit Report at the next 
Commission meeting. He directed staff to provide information on what is being done to 
correct the findings in the report, who would be responsible, and how could the system be 
improved. 

LRV Accident 

Commissioner Makras expressed concern about the failure of the department to require drug 
testing of the bus operator involved in the LRV accident. He directed staff to submit a report 
assessing the department's policies, and explaining what happened after the accident, and 
why the policies and procedures were not executed. 

At 4:15 p.m. Commissioner Carson was excused. 



PUBLIC COMMENT 

Norman Rolfe suggested issuing transfers by machine on each bus instead of eliminating 
them. 



Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 93-0093 : Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, to apply for, 
accept and expend $9,940,616 of FTA Section 3 and $16,761,905 of Section 9 capital 
assistance, including the required local match funds, derived from the President's Economic 
Stimulus Initiative to finance the purchase of replacement trolley coaches. 

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President Yu opened the public hearing on this matter but there were no speakers. 

President Yu moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The motion 
passed 4-0. Commissioner Carson was not present at the time of the vote. 



Consent Calendar 

President Yu directed staff to include in the contract close-out materials whether contractors 
who have been awarded contracts have actually met their goals to hire minority groups as 
specified in their bid documents. Commissioner Jefferson asked staff to determine whether 
the contractor's history in meeting their minority participation goals could be included in the 
selection criteria. 



Item No. (11) : Setting PUC policy regarding Muni courtesy passes and free employee 
passes, except where covered by existing Memorandums of Understanding with labor 
union(s). 

Item No. (12) : Adopting the Use and Assignment of City Vehicles Policy dated April 13, 1993 
which applies to the purchase, use and assignment of all PUC vehicles; and authorizing the 
sale of those vehicles currently impounded by the Commission to other City Departments or 
return them to service in the Municipal Railway. 

Item numbers (11) and (12) were continued to the April 27, 1993 Commission meeting to 
allow more notice time. 



Resolution No. 93-0108 : Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal Railway to apply 
for $1 ,836,000 in federal funds for the Cable Car Museum rehabilitation project; and 
authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to apply for $411,000 from 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation. 

Shelley Elvira Salieri commented that the cable car museum should be redeveloped and she 
urged the Commission to proceed with the Request for Proposals to hire a permanent 
concessionaire. 

President Yu moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Makras seconded. The motion 
passed unanimously. 



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Item No. (16) : Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to enter 
into an agreement to acquire title to a 2.3 kv electrical distribution stubline between the Camp 
Mather Substation and Evergreen Lodge. 

Richard L. Hamilton, Esq., representing the owners of Evergreen Lodge, stated that the 
owners were billed at rates comparable to PG&E's rates which includes maintenance. He 
questioned whether PG&E practices were applied to the agreement . He suggested 
presenting the recommendation to the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) to get their 
interpretation on this matter. 

This item was taken off the calendar since Evergreen Lodge was not agreeable with the 
conditions of the agreement. 



Resolution No. 93-0109 : Authorizing the transfer of up to $2.5 million from surplus funds that 
were budgeted for salaries, fixed charges, Workers' Compensation, Light, Heat and Power. 

Commissioner Makras expressed concern about service cuts being recommended by staff 
when there is an existing surplus of funds. Mr. Moran explained that part of the surplus came 
from funds budgeted for positions that were not certified by the Controller's Office due to 
budget deficit problems at the Municipal Railway. 

Michael Cook, representing the Auto Machinists Union, #1305, expressed concern about 
mandating employees to take furlough days when surplus funds exist. He stated that 
members of the Transport Workers Union should also be required to take mandatory 
furloughs. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to authorize the transfer of $2.5 million from surplus funds to 
offset cost overruns in judgments and claims, services of the City Attorney and security. 
President Yu seconded. Commissioner Makras voted no. The motion passed 3-1 . 
Commissioner Carson was not present at the time of the vote. 



Resolution No. 93-0110 : Awarding Contract No. MR-1150, Muni Metro Turnback Facility - 
General Construction in the amount of $94,639,010.50 to Tutor-Saliba/Perini subject to 
execution of the full funding agreement by the Federal Transit Administration, and subject to 
Tutor-Saliba/Perini's full compliance with the Buy America Act. 

Note: Commissioner Carson returned at 5:45 p.m. during the discussion of this item. 

President Yu directed staff to look at the ethnic make up of the contract and to urge Tutor- 
Saliba/Perini to subcontract with Asian and Hispanic contractors. 

Commissioner Jefferson directed staff to submit quarterly reports concerning the actual versus 
projected minority participation in this contract. 



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Commissioner Hardeman moved to adopt the resolution to award the contract to Tutor Saliba- 
Perini subject to conditions provided in the resolution. President Yu seconded. The motion 
passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0111 : Rejecting all bids submitted on October 20, 1992 on San Francisco 
Water Department Contract WD-2132, SFWD-Millbrae Headquarters-Phase MA, North 
Shops/Fuel Island, and authorizing readvertisement of the work. 

Randall M. Smith and Nina Tate, representing Nationwide Construction Company, were 
present at the meeting and requested that the Commission reconsider the staff's 
recommendation and award the contract to Nationwide. Andrew J. Junius, representing Nibbi- 
Lowe Construction, spoke in favor of rejecting all bids and rebidding the work. 

President Yu moved to reject all bids submitted on San Francisco Water Department Contract 
WD-2132. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 6:10 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
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Board of Supervisors' Legislative Chambers, City Hall 
6:00 PJVL_ 
April 13, 1993> 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 

Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 



6:25 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



Resolution 
No. 



93-0112 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Hardeman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

MR Adopting modifications to the Schedule of Rates, Fares and Charges of 
the Municipal Railway. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Carson 

NOES - Makras, Jefferson 



93-0113 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Carson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

MR Rejecting the Municipal Railway's service reduction proposal. 

VOTES: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC HEARING FROM MARCH 9, 1993 
TO CONSIDER MODIFICATIONS TO THE SCHEDULE OF RATES, FARES AND CHARGES 

AND SERVICE REDUCTIONS 



President Yu opened the meeting and stated that the Mayor had written a letter to the Public 
Utilities Commission endorsing the fare increase proposal and urging the Commission not to 
reduce services. 

President Yu pointed out that the Commission has a duty to balance the budget and does not 
have immediate solutions for balancing the budget except to raise the fares. The Municipal 
Railway is facing a $30 million deficit in the next fiscal year. She emphasized that the budget 
deficit did not result from any inefficiencies in the department but resulted from cuts in the 
City's general fund support and funding from the State. She said that staff was working with 
the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors to find possible revenue sources to fund Muni's 



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operating expenses so that the fares would not have to be raised in the future. She stated 
that PUC is aware of the public's concern about the reliability, safety and cleanliness of Muni 
vehicles. 

President Yu opened the public hearing. 

The following individuals commented opposing the fare increase and service reduction 
proposals: Mike Cook, Auto Machinist Local 1305; Virgil Herndon, Muni Retirees Association, 
Local 250-A, Local 200 AFL/CIO; Susan B. Slightam, Women's Disabled Support Group, S.F.; 
Michael A. Rash, Municipal Railway employee; Stephanie Hedgecoke; Jane Gire, Greenpeace 
Coalition Against Muni Cuts; Camille S. Holvot; Jeanne Lynch, Shirley A. Bierly, Senior Action 
Network; David Fairley, Green Party; Geraldine Earp, Senior Action Network; Kip Smith, 
Green Party; Catherine Powell, "Ride the Bus" Initiative; Philip Seronick; Ron Holladay, All 
People's Congress; Luis, Mission Latino Committee: Ellen Murray, Municipal Railway; Tony 
Lacatena; Richard Powers, Bayview North; Brenda Sandburg, All People's Congress; Michael 
Nicolet; Enid Lim, Chinatown Transportation & Research Project and Citizens Committee 
Against Muni Cuts; Betty Stalworth, Ella Hill Hutch Seniors Group and Citizens Committee 
Against Muni Cuts; Richard Becker, All People's Congress and Citizens Committee Against 
Muni Cuts; Henry Holmes, Urban Habitat Program and Citizens Committee Against Muni Cuts; 
Lois Miyashiro; Bobbie Brown, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, Citizens Committee 
Against Muni Cuts; Larry Martin, Transport Workers Union, Citizens Committee Against Muni 
Cuts; Ora Lee Fowler, Bayview Hunters Point; Shelley Diamond; David Heller; Michael 
Roberts, PWA's; Harry Siitonen, Industrial Workers of the World; Dale A. Glos, Transit 
Operator; Edward G. Evans, Senior & Disabled Concerns, Norman Rolfe, S. F. Tomorrow; 
Lucinda J. Means; S. F. Bicycle Coalition; Nina H. Eloesser; James Bagi; Garr Tavai-Fiatoa, 
Homes Not Jail First Nation; Al Riley; Herbert Weiner; Betty Best; Alex Vitale, Coalition on 
Homelessness; Perry Matlock; and J. Fenton. 

President Yu called the calendar out of order to take action on Item No. 4 first. 

Resolution No. 93-0113 : Rejecting service reductions to Municipal Railway lines 1 -California, 
3-Jackson, 6-Parnassus, 14L-Mission Limited, 19-Polk, 21 -Hayes, 26-Valencia, 30-Stockton, 
33-Stanyan, 45-Union/Stockton, 47-Van Ness, 52-Excelsior, 54-Felton, and California Street 
Cable Car. 

President Yu moved to reject the service reduction proposal. Commissioner Carson 
seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0112: Adopting modifications to the Schedule of Rates, Fares and Charges 
of the Municipal Railway. 

Anson B. Moran, Public Utilities Commission Acting General Manager, stated that staff was 
not recommending the elimination of transfers at this time. However, staff would be exploring 
alternative means to replace transfers at a later date. 



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President Yu read the recommended fare structure listed below: 

1. Motor Coach, Trolley Coach, Light Rail Vehicle and Streetcar Service 

A. Adult Fares: Single Trip Fare - $1.25 cash; Adult Tokens - $1.10; Monthly 
Fast Pass - $37.00; Half Monthly Pass, $18.50; One Day Pass or Passport - 
$6.00; Three-Day Passport - $10.00; Seven-Day Passport; $15.00. 

B. Discount Fares: Single Trip - $0.35; Monthly Fast Pass - $8.00; Fifteen Ride 
Book - $5.25; 

C. Premium Fare for Express Service: Single Trip Fare - $1.50 or Regular Fast 
Pass plus $0.25; Premium Monthly Pass ($47 when available). 

2. Cable Car Service 

A. Regular Fares: One-way Single Trip - $2.00 cash or token purchased for $1.10 
plus $1.00 cash. 

B. Discount Fares: One-way Single Trip - $1.00 

3. Special Events Service (Per round trip) 

A. Adult Fare: $5.00 cash; or Fast Pass plus $2.00 cash. 

B. Discount Fare: $3.00 cash; or Pass plus $2.00 cash. 



President Yu moved to adopt the fare increase package recommended by staff. 
Commissioner Hardeman seconded. 

Commissioner Makras stated he was voting noe because the Commission had just raised the 
fare last year and in his opinion raising it again this year would be unfair to the public. 

Commissioner Hardeman stated that he favored increasing the fares to keep the system 
running. He explained that the Municipal Railway is underfunded and if the revenues were not 
raised the capital improvements would be jeopardized. He stated that he agreed with the 
general opinions that there are other ways to solve the budget problems and that PUC should 
be looking for other ways to raise revenues. He said he was opposed to eliminating the 
transfer and raising business taxes. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested amending the resolution to condition the fare increase 
upon development of a long term plan for operations, facilities, organization and the financial 
future of the Municipal Railway. To maintain a long term financial recovery for the Municipal 
Railway, he suggested submitting a proposal to the Board of Supervisors to establish a floor 
of general fund support for Muni, to set a farebox recovery ratio, and establish a local funding 
source such as a gas tax and or district assessment tax. With regard to operational planning, 
he suggested evaluating the fare collection procedure and reevaluating the fare structure to 
include the cost of a transfer in the base fare. Commissioner Jefferson said that if these 
plans are successful, PUC could then address the service plan, either to roll back the fare or 

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provide free transit services to the public. He emphasized the need for a commitment to a 
time frame to develop proposals that would improve the transit system. 

President Yu acknowledged the need to develop a long range financial plan to fund Muni and 
a commitment to a long term organizational, operational and facilities plan. However, she felt 
that they should not be included as a part of the fare package. Commissioner Hardeman and 
Commissioner Carson also expressed their views that it was not appropriate to include the 
amendments in the fare package. Angela Karikas, Counsel for the Public Utilities 
Commission, stated these recommendations should be properly noticed before PUC could act 
on them. 

Commissioner Jefferson stated that unless the Commission commits on a timeframe he would 
not be comfortable in voting to adopt the fare increase proposal. 

President Yu moved to adopt the fare increase resolution. Commissioner Hardeman 
seconded. The motion passed, 3-2. Commissioner Carson voted aye, Commissioners 
Makras and Jefferson voted no. 

President Yu directed staff to calendar the long term financial and operational plan for the next 
regularly scheduled Commission meeting. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 10:40 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. — 
April 27, 1993 ; 

COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 

Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 



2:30 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. 
Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Hardeman, the Minutes of the 
Special Meeting of April 12, 1993 and the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 13, 
1993 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 



93-0114 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving collection of charges for damages for the month of 
March 1993 against the San Francisco Municipal Railway and the 
Bureau of Light, Heat & Power. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0115 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the San Francisco Water Department totaling $98,194.00. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0116 UEB Approving Contract Modification No. 5 to Municipal Railway 



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Contract MR-888, No. 30 Stockton Trolley Overhead 
Reconstruction Project, totaling $30,401.00; and authorizing an 
extension of time of 128 calendar days to complete the contract. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0117 UEB Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Water and 
Power Contract No. HH-824, San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2, Repair 
Mortar Lining, as satisfactorily completed; approving credit 
Contract Modification No. 4 in the amount of $262,694.09; 
authorizing extension of time for unavoidable delay of 32 calendar 
days; and authorizing final payment in the amount of $2,525.79 to 
the contractor, Spiniello Construction Company. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0118 UEB Approving Contract Modification No. 4 to Water Department 

Contract No. WD-2037R, with Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., Calaveras 
Pipeline Replacement, to extend completion date from June 26, 
1992 to December 25, 1993 at a cost not to exceed $346,178. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-01 19 BEC Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to execute necessary contracts and agreements in 
connection with the receipt and use of State grant funds awarded 
for the preparation of a Local Energy Shortage Response Plan. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0120 GM Directing staff to initiate follow-up actions pursuant to the Mayor's 
letter of April 12, 1993 regarding the Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

NOES - Makras 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0121 GM Adopting the "Use and Assignment of City Vehicles Policy" which 

applies to the purchase, use and assignment of all PUC vehicles; 
and authorizing the sale of those vehicles currently impounded by 
the Commission to other City departments or the return of the 
vehicles to service in the Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0122 GM Setting PUC policy regarding Municipal Railway courtesy passes 
and free employee passes, except where covered by existing 
Memorandums of Understanding with labor union(s). 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

92-0123 MR Directing PUC staff to undertake specific actions in response to 
resolutions approved by the Board of Supervisors and signed by 
the Mayor concerning cable car fares, removal of Autelca 
machines, and redesigning boarding areas at cable car 
turnarounds. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President 
Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0124 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to enter into an agreement to acquire title to a 2.3 kv 
electrical distribution stubline between the Camp Mather 
Substation and Evergreen Lodge and acknowledging the following 
agreements and other documents: a Power Line Transfer and 
Maintenance Agreement, a Quitclaim Deed, a Bill of Sale, a 
Promissory Note and a U.S. Forest Service Special Use Permit 
Transfer. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Makras, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0125 WD Authorizing amendment of the lease agreement between the City 
and County of San Francisco, as Lessor, and the Regents of the 
University of California, as Lessee, for a 60,925 square foot parcel 
of Water Department land in San Francisco, thereby reducing the 
rentable area from 60,925 square feet to 55,510 square feet and 
the monthly rent from $3,350 to $2,794. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0126 UEB Approving the License Agreements with the owners of the seven 
(7) buildings along Steuart Street between Mission and Howard 
Streets to conduct certain monitoring activities, perform certain 
construction work, and perform repair and restoration work to 
prevent or correct any damage that may result from the 
construction of the Muni Metro Turnback Project; and authorizing 
the Utilities Engineering Bureau Manager to execute these 
agreements: 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0127 UEB Approving the BART Construction Agreement for the Muni Metro 
Turnback Project and authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Manager to execute the agreement. 

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VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0128 UEB Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-895, 
19th Avenue Improvements Project Phase I, General Construction 
in the amount of $2,458,100.00 to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 

93-0129 WD Approving settlement of litigation entitled "Robert L Webster vs. 
City and County of San Francisco, et.al.", USDC No. C92-4464 
DLJ. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Jefferson, Carson 

NOES - Hardeman, Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted in executive 
session: 

93-0130 WD Rejecting the settlement offer made by Robert Vasconcellos, 
DFEH Charge No. FEP 92-93 A1-0302 sae. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Makras asked about the status of stations agents' eligibility to take 
mandatory furloughs. Fred Howell, Acting Director, Bureau of Finance, stated that 
discussions are still on-going with Muni Operations on whether requiring station agents 
to take furloughs would affect service. Anson Moran, Acting General Manager, Public 
Utilities Commission, stated that staff has yet to determine whether this would create 
service impact. 



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James Bryant, Local 790 representative, commented that if the station agents were to 
take furloughs, it would mean closing the stations and therefore would impact service. 



Anson Moran stated that he believed there would be service impacts from some 
furlough programs. Staff would try to figure out the magnitude of impact and minimize 
it. 

Commissioner Makras requested staff to advise the Commission of the process in 
which de facto service cuts would take place. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

DRUG TESTING 

Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, explained to the Commission 
that the Municipal Railway does not have a procedure for post accident drug testing 
or when an employee is injured. The current policy provides drug testing of 
employees only when there is a reasonable cause. Muni staff is in the process of 
developing a procedure for drug testing injured employees after an accident. They 
would work with the Department of Public Health on how to establish such a 
procedure and get their advise on any legal ramifications involving drug testing. 

CABLE CAR AUDIT 

Commissioner Makras questioned what staff could do to improve the system of 
collecting fares. He said the audit report revealed that 40% of boardings were 
nonpaying customers. Johnny Stein explained that the audit report covered cash 
fares that only represented a very small amount of cable car patronage compared to 
10 million boardings a year. He discussed the difficulty of collecting fares on 
crowded cable cars. 

Commissioner Makras suggested that staff present innovative ideas to the 
Commission on how the collection procedure could be improved. He commented that 
staff's response to the audit report was not adequate. 

President Yu directed staff to prepare a report addressing Commissioner Makras' 
questions, describing the cable car operation, and recommending solutions to run the 
system more effectively. 



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PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Bob Planthold expressed his concern about City commissioners not having 
professional experience in the areas they oversee and the lack of performance 
standards for the Commissioners. 

Ed Regan suggested a new bus route from the Ferry Building to Market Street, to 
Portola, Diamond Heights, going around Duncan Street, to Portola, down to 
Claremont, to Twin Peaks Tunnel and back to Portola, to 19th Avenue, down to the 
Bart Station. He suggested making booklets of Muni bus tickets. He suggested that 
the Muni Railway issue a safety report listing its accidents. 

Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790 representative, suggested hiring 10 additional station 
agents to meet the American Disability Act standards rather than spending funds for 
management training. 

Sam Ganczaruk suggested undertaking a statistical study of all the on-time rebate 
cards to check for lines that have frequent missed runs and were consistently 
delayed. 



President Yu took the calendar out of order to discuss Item No. 16 first. 

Resolution No. 93-0123 : Directing PUC staff to undertake specific actions in 
response to resolutions approved by the Board of Supervisors and signed by the 
Mayor concerning cable car fares, removal of Autelca machines, and redesigning 
boarding areas at cable car turnarounds. 

Kevin Westlye, President, Powell Street Turnaround Association, reported that there 
was an initial network of 45 hotels and merchants who are willing to sell cable car 
tickets. He requested a list of vendors who sell one-day and three-day passes to 
incorporate them in the network. 

Commissioner Hardeman commended the Mayor, Johnny Stein, and Frank Jordan, Jr. 
in their efforts to find solutions to the cable car fare issues. 

Commissioner Makras commented the Powell Street Turnaround Association for their 
persistence to help solve the cable car ticket abuse. He stated that he supported this 
resolution but would like to reiterate that he does not believe a fare increase is 
appropriate twice within a year. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Carson 
seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



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Item No. 10 : Informational Presentation on Mid-Embarcadero Freeway Replacement 
Options. 

Flint Nelson, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau Transportation Projects Division, 
provided a brief background of the Mid-Embarcadero Freeway Replacement Project. 
He said that the Department of City Planning hired an urban consulting firm to assist 
the Utilities Engineering Bureau in the EIS/EIR process for the project. 

Eva Liebermann of the Department of City Planning discussed the planning process 
for the freeway replacement and the use of open space in front of the Ferry Building. 

Boris Dramov, Urban Design Consultant, discussed the design concept, the pedestrian 
circulation aspect and land use aspects of the project. He said that an Environmental 
Impact Study/Environmental Impact Report on the Embarcadero roadway is being 
done under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The process to 
implement options for land use would be done separately. 



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Item No. 11 : Informational Presentation on the F-Line Project: Service, Construction 
Schedule and Vehicles. 

Phil Chin, Deputy General Manager, Municipal Railway's Transportation Division, 
provided a general overview of the operating scenario for the F-Line Project. 

Flint Nelson, Utilities Engineering Bureau Transportation Projects Division, discussed 
the construction schedule. 

Rick Laubscher, member of the Citizen Advisory Committee to the S.F. Transportation 
Authority, spoke urging staff to provide consistent facts on completion dates and not to 
delay this project any longer. 

Emilio Cruz, from the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, discussed the status of 
the environmental process. He said that they are one month from completion of the 
technical documents. 

President Yu and Commissioner Hardeman expressed their intent to go forward with 
the F-Line Project as soon as possible. President Yu suggested that staff proceed 
with the design once the EIR is done. Commissioner Makras directed staff to report to 
the Commission whenever there is a delay in the project. 

Commissioner Makras directed staff to prepare a listing of agencies involved in the 
project, describe what is needed from them and what their finished products would be 

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and see how their schedules fit into Muni's schedule. The agencies involved in the 
project are the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Department of Parking and 
Traffic, Department of Public Works, the Port of San Francisco, Department of City 
Planning, and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. 

President Yu directed staff to submit quarterly reports to the Commission describing 
the progress being made by the agencies involved. 



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Item No. 12 : Adopting a revised 1993-94 budget for the Municipal Railway; and 
authorizing the PUC General Manager to negotiate further changes to the budget with 
the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors as needed. 

No action was taken on this item. Anson Moran, PUC Acting General Manager, 
advised that it was not legally necessary for the Commission to vote on this item. 



Resolution No. 93-0120 : Directing staff to initiate follow-up actions pursuant to the 
Mayor's letter of April 12, 1993 regarding the Municipal Railway. 

Stuart Sunshine, Mayor's Office, discussed the Mayor's recommendations relative to 
the Municipal Railway's management, financial capacity and service issues. The 
recommendations include developing a program to address the transfer abuse issue 
and elimination of transfers, instituting an organizational plan for an independent 
transit organization, developing recommendations for a management and supervision 
support program, and identifying and developing long term funding sources for the 
Municipal Railway. On the transfer issue, the Mayor suggested implementing 
premium fares and the long term possibility of eliminating transfers. He stated that the 
Mayor acknowledges the fact that Muni is facing a difficult situation due to cuts in the 
City's general fund support. The Mayor supports the City's "transit first" policy, and 
feels a need to begin developing a long term funding source for the Municipal Railway 
such as a gas tax or creating a transit assessment district. 

President Yu directed PUC Acting General Manager, Anson Moran, to start preparing 
a management structure of the Municipal Railway, and provide a detailed outline of 
functions and required expectations of those positions. 

President Yu also directed the PUC Acting General Manager to begin with a 
preliminary plan in response to the Mayor's request and report this at the next 
Commission meeting. Mr. Moran explained that the resolution provided dates in 
which to accomplish an organizational plan and make recommendations for a 
management and supervision support program. 

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Commissioner Jefferson suggesfed considering short term solutions to organize and 
solve the productivity problems at the Municipal Railway. He suggested forming a 
task force to undertake this task and get people involved at every level in the 
organization. 

Commissioner Hardeman expressed his support of the Mayor's program concerning 
the Municipal Railway. He spoke about the meeting he attended with the Mayor, PUC 
President Kay Yu, Johnny Stein, Andy Moran, John Mullane and other PUC staff 
regarding issues relative to the Municipal Railway. 

Bobbie Brown, Transport Workers Union, stated that the Municipal Railway had to be 
properly funded. 

Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790, commented that some positions still needed to be filled. 
She stated that labor unions should be included in discussions regarding 
organizational planning. 

Norman Rolfe explained the necessity of Muni transfers. 

Fred Peterson, Transport Workers Union, Local 200, expressed the opinion that the 
$500,000 budgeted to implement a management and supervision support program 
should be spent in backfilling vacant positions. 

Sam Ganzcaruk suggested contacting the Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
and urging them to pass a proposal regarding a Vehicle Use Fee that will be tied to 
motorists who prefer not to use the public transit system. 

Commissioner Makras stated that he agreed with the substance of the resolution but 
did not agree with the requested funding of $500,000 for the management and 
supervision program. He believed that the money should be spent to backfill positions 
that would provide service. 

The Commission directed staff to calendar for the next meeting a resolution urging the 
Board of Supervisors to consider alternative revenue sources to fund the Municipal 
Railway. 

President Yu moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Hardeman seconded. 
The motion passed 4-1. Commissioner Makras voted no. 



Resolution No. 93-0121 : Adopting the "Use and Assignment of City Vehicles Policy" 
which applies to the purchase, use and assignment of all PUC vehicles; and 
authorizing the sale of those vehicles currently impounded by the Commission to other 
City departments or the return of the vehicles to service in the Municipal Railway. 

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Andy Moran advised that a quarterly report would be submitted to the Commission to 
monitor employees' adherence to the City's Vehicle Policy. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to amend the resolution and authorize the PUC 
General Manager to approve the use of full size cars when deemed necessary and to 
deploy impounded vehicles for use at the Municipal Railway. President Yu seconded. 
The motion to amend the resolution passed unanimously. 

President Yu moved to adopt the amended resolution. Commissioner Jefferson 
seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0122 : Setting PUC policy regarding Municipal Railway courtesy 
passes and free employee passes, except where covered by existing Memorandums 
of Understanding with labor union(s). (Continued from the meeting of April 13, 1993). 

Commissioner Makras stated that the General Manager should be authorized to issue 
passes to those individuals who would be working on a specific project for a certain 
period, which would have direct benefits to Muni. 

Commissioner Makras moved to amend the resolution to issue passes to all Municipal 
Railway employees and to provide courtesy passes to 25 individuals whose services 
are committed to the system. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The motion to 
amend the resolution passed 4-1. President Yu voted no. 

Commissioner Makras moved to adopt the amended resolution. Commissioner 
Jefferson seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 

The policy will take effect on July 1 , 1993 or until current passes expire. 

President Yu directed staff to list the names of those individuals who would be getting 
courtesy passes and identify how the passes would be used. 



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President Yu announced that the following resolutions were adopted in Executive 
Session: 

Resolution No. 93-0129 : Approving settlement of litigation entitled "Robert L. Webster 
vs. City and County of San Francisco, et.al.", USDC No. C92-4464 DLJ. 

Resolution No. 93-0130 : Rejecting the settlement offer made by Robert 
Vasconcellos, DFEH Charge No. FEP 92-93 A1-0302 sae. 

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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:55 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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Frank M. Jordan 
MAYOR 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

DEPARTMENTS BUREAUS 

Municipal Railway Energy Conservation 

Water Department Engineering and Construction Management 

Hetch Hetcby Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 

Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:30 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, Commissioner 

Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson 

Excused: Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the Minutes of the Special 
Meeting of April 13, 1993 and the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 27, 1993 were 
approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-01 31 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such 

funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway totaling $94,656.55. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-01 32 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such 
funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway totaling $31,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0133 BF Requesting the Controller to transfer $200,000 from Project 663-Replace 
Water Mains in the Water Department's Capital Improvement budget to 

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Project 662-Relocate and Realign Services to support the appropriate level 
of service relocation and realignment for Water Department facilities during 
the remainder of FY 1992-93. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0134 WD Approving the transfer of $60,929.39 from the Water Department's 
Consumers Closed Accounts with credit balances unclaimed for three 
years, to the Unappropriated Surplus of the following: Water Department 
for water charge portion; Clean Water Program for Sewer Service charge 
portion; and the General Fund for utility tax portion. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0135 UEB Authorizing bid call for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2101, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Taylor Street between 
Lombard and Filbert Streets, Taylor Street between Union and Green 
Streets, Green Street between Taylor and August Alley, Green Street 
between Powell and Kearny Streets, and Union Street between 
Leavenworth and Hyde Streets. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-01 36 UEB Authorizing bid call for San Francisco Water Department Contract No.WD- 
2120, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Hyde Street between 
McAllister and California Streets and in Turk Street between Hyde and 
Larkin Streets. 

VOTE: Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0137 UEB Approving the transfer of $170,000 from San Francisco Water Department 
Project No. 602-01 (New Services and Meters) to Project No. 606-01 
(CDD Fire Protection); and authorizing bid call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-2147, CDD Fire Protection. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0138 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering Bureau to negotiate 
and execute modifications to San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-893, Procurement of Special Trackwork for San Francisco 
Municipal Railway J & M Layover Terminals, to reflect the new scope, the 
new delivery schedule, and the material quantities to complete the 
approved 19th Avenue Improvement Project for an amount not to exceed 
$350,000 for Modification No.1 , and an amount not to exceed $703,900.00 
for Contract Modification No. 2 for completion of Phase II work. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0139 PT Ratifying and approving the Non Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals made by the General Manager for the month 
of March, 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0140 WD Amending the Water Department budget request for FY 1993-94 to 
increase judgments and claims from $250,000 to $1,250,000, reduce the 
purchase of water expense from $10 million to $500,000, reduce the water 
conservation increase request from $631 ,521 to $463,402, and reduce the 
Capital Improvement Program from $23,437,700 to $15,500,700. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras 

ABSENT - Jefferson 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0141 WD To consider the revised Schedule of Rates to be charged by the San 

Francisco Water Department for water service and water supplied to 
suburban wholesale customers, to be effective with meter readings 
made on or after July 1 , 1993, for the purpose of meeting the operating 
expenses and other budgetary requirements of the Water Department; and 
approving a report on the anticipated effect of the revised water rate 
schedule for submission to the Board of Supervisors. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson 

NO - Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0142 WD To consider increases in various water service charges and permit fees: 
Turn-On after Non-Payment of Bills, new customer service charges, 
engineering permits, garden permits, equestrian permits, watershed group 
access permits, and residential lead and copper analysis, to be effective 
July 1, 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson 

NO - Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0143 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to 
execute the second Amendment to the Agreement with Hooper, Hooper, 
Owen & Gould for lobbyist services, to include out of town expenses not 
to exceed $25,000 per calendar year, for a contract total not to exceed 
$665,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0144 HH Authorizing extension of agreement with Dr. Ronald Yoshiyama, for 

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consulting services related to fisheries, to June 30, 1994; and authorizing 
the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to execute the 
First Amendment to the agreement with Dr. Yoshiyama. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0145 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power to 
negotiate and execute the second amendment to the agreement with 
Manna Consultants, Inc., for hydrological consulting services, to increase 
their funding by $1 00,000 for a contract total not to exceed $1 70,000; and 
extending the term of the agreement to May 31,1 995. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0146 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power to 
execute the Natural Gas Supply Agreement with the State of California for 
a term commencing on August 1 , 1 993 through July 31,1 995. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



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INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Makras asked whether the Department of City Planning was going to rezone the 
land currently leased by the City of San Francisco to the Olympic Club. John Mullane replied 
that the Department of City Planning decided that the land stays as open space. This decision 
was reached based upon Supervisor Hallinan's condition that if the Olympic Club sells the 
property the proceeds of the sale should revert to the City and should they use the property 
other than a golf club the property will be returned to the City. 

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INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Makras suggested revenue enhancement ideas to support the Municipal Railway 
such as: privatization of ballpark service; placement of United Parcel Service (UPS) drop off 
boxes in underground Muni stations; and acquire trademark for the cable car. 

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President Yu directed staff to request the City Attorney's Office to render a legal opinion 
concerning Commissioner Makras' suggestions. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER: 

Disposition of Impounded Vehicles 

Anson B. Moran, Acting PUC General Manager, reported that he had made an agreement to 
transfer one LTD to the Mayor's Office and two Explorers to the Office of Emergency Services. 
He explained that he made this agreement before the April 27, 1993 meeting when the 
Commission voted to deploy impounded vehicles back to the Municipal Railway. The Mayor's 
Office and the Office of Emergency Services would reimburse the Municipal Railway for the 
cost of the vehicles. 

Furlough Update 

Mr. Moran reported that a four-day, mandatory furlough program had been implemented for 
most of Municipal Railway employees. He stated that members of Local 200 and Local 790 
units would take fewer furlough days. The issue about the mandatory furlough for drivers is 
still outstanding. The station agents were exempted from the program. Mr. Moran stated that 
he is working with Muni staff to minimize distraction to service because of furloughs. 

Commissioner Jefferson inquired about equity in relation to how employees of the City are 
treated across the board. He stated that he would like to ensure that PUC employees are not 
disproportionately affected by the mandatory furlough program. Mr. Moran replied that there 
appears to be inequities because other departments have balanced budgets and they do not 
have to take such steps as to implement a mandatory furlough program. 



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PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Bobbie Brown, President, Transport Workers Union Local 250A, commented that it was unfair 
for automotive service workers to take four mandatory furloughs within a short span. He stated 
that this would mean de facto service cuts. 

Alice Fialkin, representative of Transport Workers Union, Local 200, talked about equity issues 
in the mandatory furlough program. She requested that the Commission remove the 9139 
positions from the mandatory furlough program. She stated that in some areas of the 
Municipal Railway, overtime was already required to keep the system running. She said that 
with the furlough program, the potential for service disruption would be greater unless people 
work overtime. 



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Mr. Moran stated that Muni staff are working hard to keep the appropriate level of service in 
spite of diminished resources. 

Commissioner Makras requested that staff calendar an item to discuss scheduled services, 
funding for these services, and adherence to the schedule. He stated that he would like a 
decision made on the level of service the Muni Railway can provide. 

President Yu stated that it is necessary to review Muni's service policy and have that 
discussion over the next year. 

Mr. Moran stated that he would report to the Commission at the next meeting about the level 
of missed service and what is being done to manage the problem. 

Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790 representative, addressed the Commission about inequities in the 
administration of the furlough program. She mentioned, as an example, the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau where secretaries were required to take four days furlough whereas 
engineers and managers were exempted. Mr. Moran replied that those positions were not 
required to take furloughs because they are grant funded positions. No actual savings would 
be realized even in they were furloughed. 



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PUBLIC HEARING 

Resolution No. 93-0141 : To consider the revised Schedule of Rates to be charged by the 
San Francisco Water Department for water service and water supplied to suburban 
wholesale customers, to be effective with meter readings made on or after July 1 , 1993. 

John Mullane discussed the rationale in the proposal to reduce the water rates for suburban 
wholesale customers. The suburban customers, comprising of 30 water agencies in the 
East Bay and South Bay areas, buy water from the City and County of San Francisco and 
sell water to the residents of their areas. 

The reduction in water rates is being proposed as a result of a settlement in 1984 where 
suburban customers litigated and settled with the Water Department to separate the costs 
and payment of their water consumption from accounting costs of the San Francisco water 
rate fares. The settlement agreement provided that the only costs to be charged to the rate 
is the actual water provided, the cost of providing the water and the portion of debt 
services to any of the capital improvement projects completed by the Water Department. 

Last year, the Water Department estimated the water consumption of these suburban 
customers. In the same year, the Water Department directed them to reduce their water 
consumption by 25% because of the drought situation. The suburban customers 
consumed less water than was estimated by the Water Department and this resulted in an 
overpayment to the Water Department of $3 million. The agreement required that the 

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overpayment could only be refunded to the suburban customers by reducing their water 
rates for FY 93-94. 

Commissioner Makras asked staff why a check could not be issued to reimburse the 
suburban customers for the $3 million overpayment. Chris Morioka, Rate Administrator for 
the Water Department, replied that the Water Department cannot do a cash settlement and 
they are legally bound to reset the rate within 2% and $50,000. Ms. Morioka stated that if 
the rates are not adjusted these customers will continue overpaying the Water Department 
throughout next year. 

Commissioner Makras inquired what happened to the $3 million overpayment. Ms. Morioka 
stated that the projected $3 million overpayment from the suburban customers would not 
be realized until the end of the year and once we get, it goes to a suburban balancing 
account. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved to adopt the resolution. President Yu seconded. 
Commissioner Makras voted no. He stated that he understood the contract clearly and how 
the rates are set, but he was not satisfied with staff's explanation of the outcome of the $3 
million overpayment. The motion passed 3-1. 



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PUBLIC HEARING 

Item No. 1 1 : To consider the revised Schedule of Rates to be charged by the San Francisco 
Water Department for water service to its retail customers within San Francisco and suburban 
areas, to be effective with meter readings made on or after July 1, 1993, for the purpose of 
meeting the operating expenses and other budgetary requirements of the Water Department; 
and approving a report on the anticipated effect of the revised water rate schedule for 
submission to the Board of Supervisors. 

John Mullane presented the recommendation to increase the water rates for retail customers 
by 14%. He stated that the 14% recommended increase was based on the prior action of the 
Commission and the Board of Supervisors in 1990 to develop a continuing financial plan that 
included replacement bonding of $75 million, establish a rate stabilization program and develop 
a 14% per annum rate increase for five years. 

Mr. Mullane explained that the 14% raise was recommended to maintain the appropriate level 
of service provided by the Water Department. He stated that the 14% increase would raise 
$6 million and a certain percentage would go to capital improvements and revenue bond debts. 
He pointed out that increase has nothing do with the result of water rationing. 

Commissioner Makras expressed his opinion that the action taken by PUC Commissioners in 
1990 does not bind the present Commission to an automatic 14% increase and therefore has 
the privilege to approve or disapprove the resolution. 

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Commissioner Jefferson stated that he would like to make sure that the 14% rate increase is 
not another hidden taxation on San Francisco residents. He also expressed concerns about 
overhead costs and the Water Department's contribution to general fund. He stated that there 
is a need to deal with general fund issues up-front. 

Ed Harrington, Controller, addressed the concerns of the Commissioners regarding the general 
funds and the mechanics of County Wide Cost Allocation. 

Commissioner Makras pointed out that if the Water Department had previously balanced their 
budgets every year and if in FY 93-94, their budget is lower, the water rate should actually go 
down. John Mullane explained that what is actually being paid for FY 93-94 are last year's 
activities. 

Commissioner Hardeman stated that the rate increase seemed like a hidden tax but the 
department has obligations to pay their revenue bond debts. 

Commissioner Makras moved to disapprove staff's recommendation. Commissioner Jefferson 
seconded. The motion failed. 

Eva Skoufis, Laundromat owner, spoke urging the Commission to disapprove the 
recommendation to increase the water rates. 

Commissioner Makras moved to reject the 14% rate increase proposal and continue the item 
to allow the General Manager to prepare alternative solutions. Commissioner Jefferson 
seconded. The motion failed. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved to continue this matter to a special meeting to be held on May 
20, 1993 at 4:00 p.m. Room 2-C in City Hall. Commissioner Hardeman seconded. The motion 
passed unanimously. 

President Yu called for recess at 4:35 p.m. The meeting resumed at 4:50 p.m.. 



PUBLIC HEARING 

Item No. 93-0142 : To consider increases in various water service charges and permit fees 
effective July 1, 1993. 

Commissioner Makras stated that he was not in favor of charges for Turn-On after Nonpayment 
of Bills, equestrian permit fee, garden permit, and the watershed group access permit. He felt 
that there is no need to change the existing policy. 

Commissioner Makras mentioned that it had come to his attention that the Water Department 
had already billed a customer on equestrian permit fee. John Mullane said that if the 
Commission disapprove the resolution they would refund the overpayment to those individuals. 

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Commissioner Makras moved to adopt the recommendation to increase charges for turn on 
after nonpayment of bills, revocable engineering permit, and residential lead and copper 
analysis. The motion died for lack of second. 

Commissioner Yu moved to amend the recommendation and remove the new customer 
charges and adopt the rest of the recommendations. The motion died for lack of second. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved to adopt the proposed recommendation as a whole. 
Commissioner Yu seconded. Commissioner Makras voted no. The motion passed 3-1. 



Item No. 9(a) : Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such 
funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway totaling $49,500.00. 

Item No. 9(d) : Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such 
funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway totaling $224,500.00. 



Item No. 9(e) : Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such 
funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway totaling $259,000.00. 

Commissioner Hardeman requested to pull out Items 9(a), 9(d), and 9(e) from the Consent 
Calendar. Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt the Consent Calendar with the exception 
of Items 9(a), 9(d), and 9(e). President Yu seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 
These items were continued for discussion in an executive session at the next Commission 
meeting. 



Item No. (14) : Adopting a rental policy for residential housing facilities owned by Hetch Hetchy 
and the Water Department; approving the revised rent structure and phasing in of the revised 
rental rates over a two year period, one half of the increase being effective July 1 , 1993, and 
the balance to be effective July 1 , 1994. 

John Mullane expressed his opinion that the proposed policy does not reflect the value of the 
employees to the organization and what they provide to the organization. He stated that the 
watershed keepers work beyond what they are expected to do. He reasoned that one of the 
requirements of the job of a watershed keeper is to live in the housing facilities. He stated that 
the watershed keepers work 24 hours a day; and they are not paid pager pay or overtime pay 
to work these long hours. He stated that if the rents are raised the watershed keepers would 
eventually move out. It would result to lesser security in the watershed and longer response 
time in emergency situations. Mr. Mullane suggested that the Commission consider charging 

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$50 a room which is provided in the Salary Standardization Ordinance and used by other City 
employees. 

Commissioner Hardeman suggested looking into a nominal charge for electric use based on 
the location. 

President Yu stated that she could not approve any increases at this point when these facilities 
are not in livable condition. She suggested that the watershed keepers be reimbursed for any 
costs of improvements they made to the rented houses. 

Commissioner Jefferson expressed his opinion that it is the City's responsibility as a landlord 
to maintain these properties and bring them up to code. He stated that it is important that PUC 
establish a policy dealing with maintenance of rented facilities and address these issues at the 
earliest possible time. 

Commissioner Makras said that the City had an obligation to provide decent housing and to 
be able to provide heat and hot water in rented facilities. He suggested reimbursing the cost 
of improvements made by the watershed keepers. 

Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790 representative, spoke opposing the rent structure and urged the 
Commission to use the $50 per room rent provided in the Salary Standardization Ordinance. 
She said that to change the rent structure for these housing facilities would require "meet and 
confer" with the union. 

Watershed Keepers Michael Bryne (Calaveras), Jack O'Shea (Crystal Springs), and Gayle 
Ciardi (San Francisco) addressed the Commission. They spoke about what their job as 
watershed keepers entail. They also talked about the existing conditions of the facilities. Mr. 
O'Shea stated that if the rental rate is increased, they would be getting a substantial pay cut. 

President Yu moved to continue this matter to the next regular Commission meeting on May 
25, 1993 to address the issue of meet and confer requirements and other questions that need 
to be answered. Commissioner Hardeman seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



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Item No. (19) : Awarding Bureau of Light, Heat and Power Contract No. BLHP-202, 
Maintenance, Repair and Alterations of City-owned Street Lighting Systems, in the amount of 
$569,072.25, to the Department of Electricity and Telecommunications, as the lowest 
responsive bidder. 

Item No. (20) : Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract 
No. HH-828R, Moccasin Penstock Saddle Replacement, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of $427,000.00; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $248,033.00 to the contractor, Soil Engineering Construction, Inc. 

President Yu moved to continue these items to the next Commission meeting scheduled on 
May 25, 1993. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 6:05 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 

Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 






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Call to Order: 



4:45 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. 
Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 

Commissioner Carson arrived at 4:50 p.m. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



93-0147 WD 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

Adopting the revised Schedule of Rates to be charged by the 
San Francisco Water Department for water service to its retail 
customers within San Francisco and suburban areas, to be 
effective with meter readings made on or after July 1 , 1993, for 
the purpose of meeting the operating expenses and other 
budgetary requirements of the Water Department; and 
approving a report on the anticipated effect of the revised water 
rate schedules for submission to the Board of Supervisors. 



VOTE: AYES 



NOES 



Yu, Hardeman, Carson 



Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President 
Yu, the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 

93-0148 MR Approving setttlement of litigation entitled "Bernardina Aguirre 

vs. City and County of San Francisco", Superior Court Case 
No. 940-598. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 

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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted in executive 
session: 

93-0149 MR Approving settlement of litigation entitled "Eric Hayes vs. City 

and County of San Francisco", Superior Court Case No. 907- 
407. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted in executive 
session: 

93-0150 MR Approving settlement of litigation entitled "Rudolph Fisher Sr. v. 

CCSF, Phyllis Tyree v. CCSF, Rudolph Fisher Jr. v. CCSF, 
Nicasha Fisher v. CCSF", Superior Court Case No. 928-877. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 

ABSENT - Carson 



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President Yu announced that the Commission met in executive session and adopted 
Resolution Nos. 93-0148, 93-0149 and 93-0150, as shown above. 



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PUBLIC HEARING 

Resolution No. 93-0147 : To consider the revised Schedule of Rates to be charged by 
the San Francisco Water Department for water service to its retail customers within San 
Francisco and suburban areas, to be effective with meter readings made on or after July 
1, 1993, for the purpose of meeting the operating expenses and other budgetary 
requirements of the Water Department; and approving a report on the anticipated effect 
of the revised water rate schedules for submission to the Board of Supervisors. 

This item was continued from the May 11, 1993 Commission meeting. 



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John Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, said that the proposed 1 4% increase 
in water rates was a part of the five-year financial plan previously approved by the Public 
Utilities Commission and the Board of Supervisors. 

Mr. Mullane stated that the proposed 14% increase in water rates would bring an 
additional revenue of $6.2 million to the Water Department. He said that the revenue 
from the rate increase would be used to cover bond debts and ongoing operational costs 
of the department. 

Mr. Mullane stated that the revenue from the 14% rate increase was already factored in 
the budget. He said that if the rate increase would not be approved, the budget would be 
reduced by $6.2 million. Mr. Mullane discussed the effects of the budget reduction to the 
department's operations and the level of service that would be provided to customers in 
San Francisco. 

Mr. Mullane stated that the Water Department is not making any contribution to the 
genera! fund in the next fiscal year except the $1 million subsidy to the Fire Department's 
Auxiliary Water Supply System (AWSS). 

Commissioner Makras pointed out that the water rates should be lower since the Fiscal 
Year 1993-94 operating budget is lower than last year's budget. He stated that he was 
concerned that the additional revenue from the rate increase would be used to finance 
other City projects. Commissioner Jefferson expressed the same concern and stated 
that he would like to make sure that the revenue from the rate increase would be used 
for the Water Department's operating expenses. 

President Yu announced that the Mayor and Supervisor Annemarie Conroy requested a 
management and efficiency audit of the Water Department. President Yu stated that the 
Mayor advised the Commission to proceed with the 14% increase contingent upon the 
results of the management audit. She stated that if the audit would find savings in 
management efficiencies, the Commission would then reevaluate the water rate structure 
to consider lowering the water rates or issuing rebates to customers. Commissioner 
Makras shared his opinion that it would be more logical to do the audit first and raise the 
water rates based upon audit findings. 

Commissioner Makras reported that he met with the Hilton Hotel's General Manager 
regarding the proposed 14% increase in water rates. Commissioner Makras read a letter 
from the Hotel Council of San Francisco expressing the council's opposition to the 14% 
increase in water rates. 

Commissioner Makras pointed out that the Water Department is a stand alone 
department and should not subsidize other departments. He suggested eliminating the 
$1 million contribution to the Fire Department and the $2 million subsidy to the Municipal 
Railway for bureau services. Mr. Moran replied that cutting the bureau subsidy would 
increase the operating costs of the Municipal Railway. 



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President Yu opened the public hearing on this matter but there were no speakers. 

President Yu moved to adopt the resolution to raise the water rates supplied to retail 
customers and suburban areas by 14%. Commissioner Hardeman seconded. 
Commissioner Carson voted aye. Commissioners Makras and Jefferson voted no. The 
motion passed 3-1. 



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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:50 P.M. 



Jill R. Thompson 
Acting Secretary 






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REGULAR MEETING 



DOCUMENTS DE 
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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetcby 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

May 25, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 
Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Management Efficiency and Productivity 
Personnel and Training 



Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 p.m. 



Present: 



Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, Commissioner Victor G. Makras, 
Commissioner James D. Jefferson 



Excused: 



President Kay K. Yu, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



Vice President Michael E. Hardeman presided the meeting. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



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93-0151 



BF 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against 
such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway totaling $86,250.00. 



VOTE: AYES 



Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



93-0152 



BF 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against 
such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway totaling $101,450.00. 



VOTE: AYES 



Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0153 BF Approving collection of charges for damages for the month of April 

1993 against the Municipal Railway, Water Department and the 
Bureau of Light, Heat & Power. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0154 UEB Accepting the work performed under the Professional Services 

Agreement with Manna Consultants, Inc. for the Rehabilitation of the 
Municipal Railway Potrero Division Facility; approving credit Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $18,923.98, for a final contract 
amount of $236,489.02; and authorizing final payment to Manna 
Consultants in the amount of $13,627.35. 

VOTES: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0155 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the 56-Rutland route as 

follows: Outbound - from terminal at Executive Park via current route 
to Bayshore Boulevard at Visitacion, then via Visitacion to Rutland, 
where it resume its current route to terminal on Mansell, San Bruno; 
returning Inbound - from Mansell via current route to Rutland at 
Leland, then via Leland to Bayshore where it resumes its current 
route to the terminal on Thomas Mellon Drive at Executive Park. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0156 MR Directing the Municipal Railway staff to proceed with Phase 2 of the 

Alternative Fuels Study to develop a detailed analysis of the operating 
and financial impact of the use of compressed natural gas, liquified 
natural gas, methanol, and advanced diesel for the motor coach fleet 
of the Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



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On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-01 57 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the existing contract with 

Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie S.p.A. to purchase additional four light 
rail vehicles at a cost of $2,197,000 each, increasing the contract 
amount by $8,788,000, for a total contracted amount not to exceed 
$101,860,695; and to extend the expiration date to purchase the 
remaining option vehicles to December 4, 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0158 WD Requesting the Controller to transfer $300,000 from a surplus in the 

Water Department's miscellaneous salaries to cover the projected 
shortfall in judgments and claims appropriation. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-01 59 UEB Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 

Contract No. HH-828R, Moccasin Penstock Saddle Replacement, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $427,000.00; and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $248,033.00 to the contractor, Soil Engineering Construction, Inc. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0160 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering Bureau, to 

amend the Professional Services Agreement with LS Transit 
Systems, Inc., for as-needed rail engineering services, to extend the 
contract completion date to December 31, 1995. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-01 61 UEB Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to extend the time for 

award of San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2089R, 
12 and 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Powell Street between 
Lombard and Jefferson Streets and Mason Street between Lombard 
and Chestnut Streets; and awarding the contract in the amount of 
$242,570.00 to P&J Utility Co., as the lowest responsive bidder, 
subject to the Board of Supervisors' approval for extension of time to 
award. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 

93-0162 BF Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Robert DeMartini v. 

CCSF, Superior Court No. 932-666. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 

93-0163 BF Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Carolyn McCarthy, 

Daniel McCarthy vs. Stephen Kwok Ng, Superior Court No. 934-232. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 

93-0164 BF Approving settlement of ligitation in the case of Margaret Hurt Baker 

v. CCSF, Superior Court 941-362. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 



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93-0166 BF Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Lynn Barfield v. 

CCSF, Superior Court No. 924-461. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 

93-0167 BF Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Kristin Morressey v. 

CCSF, Superior Court No. 942-432. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 



Note: Commissioner Carson arrived at 5:00 p.m. during discussion of the 
following resolutions: 

On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 

93-0165 BF Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Angela Acevedo v. 

CCSF, Superior Court No. 932-847. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 

93-0168 BF Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Claire Bain v. CCSF, 

Superior Court No. 920-363. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS: 

Commissioner Makras reported on a Channel 7 news broadcast regarding scumming activities 
in Muni underground stations. He directed Muni staff to answer the following questions raised 
on the news broadcast: (1) how many pop tops are found in fare boxes on a daily, weekly, 
and monthly basis; (2) how much is the estimated loss of closing Muni booths: (3) how much 
money is lost by the illegal selling of tickets or tokens; (4) how much money is lost by the 
illegal selling of transfers and fast passes; (5) how can Muni keep track of evaders; (6) how 

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much is being saved by the Municipal Railway on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis by not 
properly manning the booths; and (7) how long will it take to change the fare boxes to prevent 
the use of pop tops. Staff was directed to provide answers to these questions to Channel 7, 
in writing, with a copy furnished to the Commission. 



President Hardeman reported that he and Commissioner Makras had a debate Viacom 
regarding privatization of the Muni Railway which would be aired on Viacom. 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Anson B. Moran, Acting General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, reported that the 
previous requirement for employees to take four-day mandatory furloughs was changed to two 
days. 

Mr. Moran reported that the Mayor's budget for FY 1 993-94 would cut the Municipal Railway's 
budget by $2-3 million. 

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PUBLIC COMMENTS: 

Bob Planthold commented on fare evasion activities at Muni fare gates. He also spoke about 
mobility problems because of the location of elevators shared by Muni and BART. 

Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790, spoke urging the Commission to consider staffing the Muni 
booths at all times to prevent fare evasion. 



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Item No. 10 : Presentation by the General Manager of the Municipal Railway on the missed 
service experience and actions being taken. 

Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, presented a three-year comparison 
of the level of missed service. He discussed several measures Muni staff had implemented 
to minimize impact on the level of service due to the mandatory furlough program. 

Commissioner Makras stated that if there is a determination to miss runs in the future, that 
we downsize the system and run a schedule that the Municipal Railway can meet. He stated 
that the Commission needs to make a policy decision whether to cut a line or continue with 
defacto service cuts. 

Commissioner Jefferson requested the City Attorney to submit a written opinion to the 
Commission on whether PUC has a legal liability for the ongoing defacto service cuts. 

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Commissioner Makras requested that the City Attorney's opinion also address the issue 
regarding Transit Impact Development Fee (TIDF) and defacto service cuts. 

President Hardeman directed the Acting General Manager of Public Utilities Commission and 
the General Manager of the Municipal Railway to look into the issues raised regarding missed 
runs and defacto service cuts and present a report to the Commission at the next meeting. 

Bob Planthold, representing the Muni Accessibility Advisory Group, commented about long 
headways on Muni Lines #29, #37, and #33 whenever a run is missed. He suggested 
putting these lines on the priority to get replacement if there is going to be a missed run. 



Resolution No. 93-0155 : Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the 56-Rutland route. 

President Hardeman stated that he was pleased that the Transport Workers Union and the 
management of the Municipal Railway worked together in this undertaking. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Makras seconded. 
The motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0156 : Directing the Municipal Railway staff to proceed with Phase 2 of the 
Alternative Fuels Study to develop a detailed analysis of the operating and financial impact 
of the use of for the motor coach fleet of the Municipal Railway. 

Michael Corcoran, Project Manager of Gannett Fleming, discussed governmental regulations 
on air quality and alternative fuels. Ben Ritchie, representing Battelle Memorial Institute, 
discussed the results of Phase 1 of the Alternative Fuel Study. He stated that based on these 
results they recommended further analysis of four alternative fuel types feasible for the 
Municipal Railway; namely, compressed natural gas, liquified natural gas, methanol, and 
advanced diesel. Mr. Ritchie also discussed the scope of work for Phase 2 of the study. 

Commissioner Hardeman stated that he would like the Municipal Railway to take the lead on 
the use of alternative fuel for transit vehicles. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Makras seconded. 
The motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0157 : Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the existing contract 
with Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie S.p.A. to purchase additional four light rail vehicles at a 
cost of $2,1 97,000 each, increasing the contract amount by $8,788,000, for a total contracted 
amount not to exceed $101,860,695; and to extend the expiration date to purchase the 
remaining option vehicles to December 4, 1993. 

Commissioner Jefferson inquired whether MBE requirements apply to contract modifications. 

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Flint Nelson, Manager of Transportation Projects, would report to Commissioner Jefferson on 
this matter. 

Commissioner Makras moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. 
The motion passed unanimously. 



Item No. (15) : Awarding Bureau of Light, Heat and Power Contract No. BLHP-202, 
Maintenance, Repair and Alterations of City-owned Street Lighting Systems, in the amount 
of $569,072.25, to the Department of Electricity and Telecommunications, as the lowest 
responsive bidder. 

At the meeting, Kingston Constructors, Inc. and A. Ruiz Construction Co. submitted to the 
Commission letters protesting the award of the contract to the Department of Electricity and 
Telecommunications. Commissioner Makras suggested continuing this item to the next 
Commission meeting to allow more time to review the letters. 

Commissioner Jefferson directed the Acting PUC General Manager to review those issues 
raised by Kingston Constructors, Inc. and A. Ruiz Construction Co. Commissioner Jefferson 
also requested the General Manager to address the issue of the Department of Electricity not 
having to abide with MBE requirements. 



The Commission met in executive session immediately after the regular meeting and 
adopted Resolution Nos. 93-0162, 93- 0163, 93-0164, 93-0165, 93-0166, 93-0167, and 
93-0168. 

Commissioner Carson arrived at 5:00 p.m. during the discussion of Resolution Nos. 93- 
0165 and 93-0168. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:00 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 



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Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Anson B. Moran 
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Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:20 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, Commissioner 

Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, Commissioner 
Patricia A. Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting on May 11,1 993 as amended, and the Minutes of the Special Meeting on May 20, 1 993 
were approved. 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner Hardeman, the Minutes of 
the Regular Meeting on May 25, 1993 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0169 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against 

such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against the 
Municipal Railway in the amount totaling $120,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

NO - Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0170 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to 

execute the Sixth Amendment to the Agreement with JRP Historical 
Consulting Services to increase funding by $35,000 to continue their 
services through the end of FY 1993-94, for a contract total not to 
exceed $477,240. 



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VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0171 UEB Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau Manager to solicit bid 

proposals for Municipal Railway Contract MR-1 1 07, Station Agent Booth 
Improvements. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0172 HH Urging the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor to adopt a City policy 

that all public outdoor lighting facilities, particularly street lights, use high 
pressure Sodium fixtures to insure the highest levels of lighting at the 
lowest dollar and environmental cost. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Carson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0173 HH Awarding Bureau of Light, Heat and Power Contract No. BLHP-202, 

Maintenance, Repair and Alterations of City-Owned Street Lighting 
Systems, Fiscal Year 1993-94, in the amount of $569,072.25 to the 
Department of Electricity and Telecommunications, as the lowest 
responsive bidder. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Carson 

NOES - Makras, Jefferson 



NOTE: Commissioner Jefferson was excused at 5:45 p.m. 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-01 74 HH Authorizing bid call and contract award authority for Hetch Hetchy Water 

and Power Contract HH-835, Priest Reservoir Diversion Channel. 

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VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0175 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to 

execute the second amendment to the lease agreement between the 
City and County of San Francisco, as Lessor, and the Olympic Club, as 
lessee; thereby increasing the annual base year rental rate to $176,000 
with annual rental adjustments thereafter, upon approval by the Board 
of Supervisors. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Makras, Carson 

NO - Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-01 76 WD Directing the Water Department to fund the cost of a management audit 

to be performed by the Budget Analyst at a cost not to exceed 
$106,288; and amending the Water Department's proposed budget for 
FY 1993-94 thereby increasing Object 389-Miscellaneous Departments 
by $106,288 and reducing the Unappropriated Fund Balance by the 
same amount. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Carson 



INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Makras asked about the reply to Channel 7 regarding fare evasion. Anson B. 
Moran, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, replied that it would be available at the next 
Commission meeting. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

President Yu directed staff to assess the amount of missed service by the Municipal Railway and 
to recommend measures to address it. Mr. Moran stated that he would present a report at the 
next Commission meeting. 



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Commissioner Jefferson directed staff to respond to the letter submitted by the Transport 
Workers Union, Local 200, regarding the mandatory furlough program. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER: 

Budget Update 

Anson Moran, Acting General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, reported that next fiscal 
year's budget for the Municipal Railway is smaller than this year's. He stated that if the Board 
of Supervisors does not approve the fare increase proposal, funds would not be sufficient to 
maintain the Municipal Railway's service level. 

Commissioner Jefferson stated that the public should be informed that potential service reduction 
might occur if the Board of Supervisors does not approve the fare increase. Commissioner 
Makras suggested that staff begin the notification process regarding service reductions. He 
stated that there are already existing de facto service cuts and that the Commission should take 
a position as to which lines are going to be reduced. 

Mr. Moran reported that the Mayor's Office removed the Clean, On-Time Program from the 
budget. A notification would be published to notify the public that the program will no longer be 
in effect after July 1, 1993. Commissioner Makras stated that the Commission should do 
everything in its power to continue the program. Commissioner Hardeman commented that he 
would like to see the Clean Bus Program continued. 



PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Alice Fialkin, Transport Workers Union, Local 200, urged the Commission to stop furloughs for 
the 9139-Transit Supervisor class. She stated that the furlough program would cost the City 
money due to the increased use of overtime work to replace furloughed employees. 

Dan Venable, Chief Steward, Muni Car Cleaners (Local 790), requested that the Commission 
reinstate the Clean, On-Time Program. 

Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790, suggested that the Commission pass a supplemental appropriation 
request to fund the Clean, On-Time Program. 

David Pilpel commented that service should match available funds. 

Norman Rolfe suggested implementing the Transit Assessment District study which would 
provide additional revenues to the Municipal Railway. 



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Bobbie Brown, Transport Workers Union, Local 250-A, commented that missed service was due 
to equipment maintenance problems. 

Commissioner Jefferson commented that the Commission should deal with service reductions 
and funding issues. President Yu suggested that the Commission look at possible solutions to 
maintenance issues and decide the level of service the Municipal Railway can provide. 



Item No. (10) : Adopting a rental policy for residential housing facilities owned by Hetch Hetchy 
and the Water Department; and approving the revised rent structure. 

This item was continued from the May 25, 1993 meeting. 

Mr. Moran explained that the rent structure for residential housing facilities owned by Hetch 
Hetchy and the Water Department was revised to address issues raised at the meeting of May 
25, 1993. He stated that the proposed rent structure was based on the fair market value 
evaluation of the facilities. 

Commissioner Hardeman indicated that he was voting against the proposed rent structure. He 
said that the rent structure was unfair to employees who lived in these facilities as a condition 
of their employment. He stated that the improvements made by the watershed keepers on these 
facilities should also be considered. He suggested that a fair rent would be $75 for housing at 
Hetch Hetchy and $100 for Water Department housing. 

John Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, stated that he supported the revised rent 
proposal. However, he said that he had notified the watershed keepers that this matter would 
be continued to another date. 

Commissioner Makras stated that the proposed rent structure was not unfair because it is 
considerably low and does not offset even the cost of utilities. He said that the proposed rent 
structure included three types of discounts for the employees, such as: 25% market value 
discount, remote location discount, and age and quality discount. Commissioner Makras 
indicated that these workers committed to live in these housing facilities as a term of 
employment and that consideration should take into effect. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested continuing this matter to the next meeting to allow the 
watershed keepers opportunity to address the Commission. 

Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790, commented that the watershed keepers were required to live inside 
the watershed area as part of the terms and conditions of their employment. She stated that 
since this is a change in employment conditions, it would require "meet and confer". 

President Yu moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to continue this item to the next 
Commission meeting. The motion passed unanimously. 



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Item No. (11) : Review of memorandum suggesting various revenue recommendations for the 
Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Makras submitted the following recommendations to increase revenues for the 
Municipal Railway. 

(1) Provide one-way transfers. 

(2) Peak period streamlining - Eliminate senior discounts at peak commuter hours. 

(3) Back-fill the required station agents to monitor the subway stations. 

(4) Privatize the ball park service. 

(5) Institute proof of payment system. 

(6) Develop a Lease Concession Program with UPS, Federal Express and other mail carriers 
to install drop-off mail boxes at subway stations. 

(7) Implement the pilot program of contravision advertisement on 50 buses. 

(8) Allow SAMTRANS to accept Muni passengers. 

(9) Allow advertising on the back of fast passes and transfers. 

(10) Make Workers Compensation savings a top priority. 



Johnny Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, summarized his memorandum of June 7, 
1993 to the Commission responding to each recommendation. 

Jim Seal, California Bus Association, spoke requesting the Commission to give them opportunity 
to work with staff on these recommendations. 

Philip Seronick suggested eliminating transfers and leaving the cost of handicap passes at 
$5.00. 

Bobbie Brown, Transport Workers Union, Local 250-A, requested that TWU be allowed to 
continue its negotiations with the department to provide ball park service. 

Commissioner Jefferson directed the PUC General Manager to work with staff in evaluating the 
proposals and determine which proposals should be pursued to generate additional revenues 
for the Municipal Railway. 



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Resolution No. 93-0173 : Awarding Bureau of Light, Heat and Power Contract No. BLHP-202, 
Maintenance, Repair and Alterations of City-Owned Street Lighting Systems, to the Department 
of Electricity and Telecommunications. 

This item was continued from the meeting of May 25, 1993. 

Raymond Yamagishi, Manager, Bureau of Light, Heat & Power, summarized the issues raised 
regarding the award of the contract to the Department of Electricity and Telecommunications. 
Those issues were the fact that a City department does not need to adhere to MBE/WBE 
requirements, contract license requirements and surety bond requirements the same as a private 
contractor. 

Richard Stromberg, representative of A. Ruiz Construction Co., Inc., spoke protesting the award 
of the contract to the Department of Electricity and Telecommunications. He commented that 
the Department of Electricity was given unfair advantages by not requiring them to meet 
MBE/WBE requirements. 

Mark Lynch, representative of Rosendin Electric, commented that there was an equity issue in 
awarding the contract to the Department of Electricity. 

Ricardo Ramirez, a local MBE contractor, commented that the award to DET would set a 
precedent for City departments to compete in bidding and this would affect the competitive spirit 
of bidding. 

Dan Collins, of the City Attorney's Office, answered questions relative to the MBE/WBE/LBE 
ordinance. 

Commissioner Jefferson stated that the Department of Electricity was given advantages that 
were detrimental to other bidders and minorities. He stated it was not fair that private 
contractors were required to meet MBE/WBE requirements, apprenticeship rules and surety bond 
requirements while the Department of Electricity was not. George Krueger, Utilities General 
Counsel, explained that bidding laws were not for the benefit of contractors. 

Commissioner Makras commented that there was an equality issue in the bidding process. He 
suggested rebidding the contract to provide equality to private contractors. He also suggested 
defining the advantages that a City department would have as a bidder when the contract is 
advertised for rebidding. 

Mr. Moran stated that the current contract would terminate at the end of this fiscal year. The 
City would end up with no one maintaining the street lights if the contract is not processed 
timely. 

President Yu moved to award the contract to the Department of Electricity. Commissioner 
Carson seconded. Commissioners Makras and Jefferson voted no. The motion passed 3-2. 

At 5:45 p.m. Commissioner Jefferson was excused. 

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Resolution No. 93-0175 : Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 
to execute the second amendment to the lease agreement between the City and County of San 
Francisco, as Lessor, and the Olympic Club, as lessee; thereby increasing the annual base year 
rental rate to $176,000. 

Commissioner Makras commented that a reasonable rate of investment should be considered 
in establishing the rental rate. 

Commissioner Makras moved to direct staff to renegotiate a rental rate that would put an 8% 
"cap" on the $2.2 million appraised value. The motion died for lack of a second. 

Commissioner Hardeman commented that the rental rate should have been adjusted two years 
ago when the land was valued at $2.2 million. 

Commissioner Makras moved to establish an annual rental rate of $176,000, effective August 
26,1989. Commissioner Carson seconded. Commissioner Hardeman voted no. He stated 
that he would vote in favor of the motion if the retroactive rent is for the periods 1991-92 and 
1992-93. President Yu, Commissioner Makras and Commissioner Carson voted ayes. The 
motion passed 3-1. 



Item No. (16) : Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2153. This item 
was taken off calendar. 



Item No. (18) : Supporting the concept of a $73 million Street and Safety Improvement Bond 
issue. This item was continued to the call of the Chair. 



ANNOUNCEMENT: 

President Yu announced that the Commission met in executive session to discuss the status of 
the case of Homer J. Olsen v. CCSF, Superior Court No. 937-906, and that no action was taken. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 6:20 P.M. 



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DEPARTMENTS 

Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 

Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 p.m. 

Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 

Commissioner Makras arrived at 2:20 p.m. 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the Minutes of the 
Regular Meeting on June 8, 1993 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0177 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the San Francisco Water Department totaling $1 8,71 8.62. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

NO - Makras 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson the following resolution was adopted: 

BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the Municipal Railway totaling $39,743.20. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0179 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water Department to 

extend the current administrative agreement with the East Bay 
Regional Park District for additional aerial surveillance patrols in 
watershed lands for the fiscal year 1993-94. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0180 PT Approving all non-Civil Service and temporary appointments and 

removals made by the General Manager for the month of April, 
1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0181 GM Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to amend the contract with Harding Lawson 
Associates, for environmental consulting services, to extend the 
contract term from 36 months to 48 months and to increase the 
funding from $1,100,000 to $2,400,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0182 MR Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission General Manager to 

amend the contract with Clayton Environmental Consultants, for 
environmental consulting services, to increase their funding from 
$400,000.00 to $650,000.00 and to extend the contract term for an 
additional 12 months. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 

On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0183 WD Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission General Manager to 

enter into an agreement with the City of South San Francisco, for 

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the design and construction of the San Francisco Water 
Department's improvement for Crystal Springs Pipeline Nos. 1 , 2, 
and 3 in South San Francisco. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0184 WD Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission General Manager to 

amend the contract with Ecology and Environment, Inc., an 
environmental consulting firm, to extend the term of the existing 
contract for an additional 12 months and increase their funding 
from $300,000 to $650,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0185 UEB Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD- 

2131R, Install Permanent Work Platforms/Water Supply and 
Treatment Division, in the amount of $99,405.00 to M.C. 
Construction, as the lowest responsive bidder. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0186 UEB Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD- 

2153, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings for the Fiscal 
Year ending June 30, 1994, in the amount of $1,423,990, to A. 
Ruiz Construction Company and Associates, Inc., as the lowest 
responsive bidder; and authorizing substitution of subcontractor. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0187 BF Committing the Public Utilities Commission to program 

$20,000,000 in Transit Impact Development Fee funds for the 
purchase of light rail vehicles. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

NO - Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-01 88 BF Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Finance, to 

apply for, accept and expend $31,907,209 of San Francisco 
County Transportation sales tax funding for Municipal Railway 
projects and operations. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0189 GM Reconsideration of the award of Bureau of Light, Heat and Power 

Contract No. BLHP-202, Maintenance, Repair and Alterations of 
City-owned Street Lighting Systems, to the Department of 
Electricity & Telecommunications. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 

NO - Yu 

On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0192 BF Rejecting settlement of litigation in the case of Nusia Apfelbaum, 

Superior Court No. 941-589. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

NO - Makras 

NOTE: Commissioner Jefferson was excused after discussion of the 
above. 



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On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0190 BF Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Maria Erickson v. 

CCSF, Superior Court No. 941-675. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Carson 
ABSENT - Jefferson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Carson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0191 BF Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Beverly Marks v. 

CCSF, Superior Court No. 942-840. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Carson 
ABSENT - Jefferson 



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GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT: 

Anson B. Moran, Acting General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, reported that the 
Board of Supervisors held a hearing on the Municipal Railway fare increase on Monday, 
June 21 , 1 993. The Board continued the matter to July 1 2, 1 993. Mr. Moran said that staff 
received a letter from Supervisor Tom Hsieh inquiring about the possibility of eliminating 
transfers. A letter was also received from Norman Rolfe of San Francisco Tomorrow stating 
that he did not support the elimination of transfers. Supervisor Kevin Shelley also wrote a 
letter to the Commission suggesting revenue enhancements for the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Moran stated that the Board of Supervisors has not yet linked revenues from the Muni 
fare increase with operating expenditures. 

President Yu advised that she discussed the transfer issue with Supervisor Tom Hsieh. 
Supervisor Hsieh agreed to consider the equity issue of those who need to use transfers to 
get to their destination. 

President Yu suggested that the Commission discuss the feasibility of a pilot program for 
one-day passes. Mr. Moran replied that Muni staff is already preparing a pilot program. He 
said he would report to the Commission on this matter at the next meeting. 



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Mr. Moran reported that Local 790 concluded its contract negotiations with the City. One 
of the provisions in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prohibits imposition of 
mandatory furloughs of Local 790 members from the date of the MOU. He stated that the 
PUC's mandatory furlough program would be adjusted accordingly. 



Mr. Moran announced that the Municipal Railway began service on the J-Line between 30th 
and Balboa Station. 



Mr. Moran reported that a letter was received from the State Department of Health Services 
which stated that Hetch Hetchy's water supply meets the federal filtration avoidance criteria. 
This letter meant that the San Francisco Water Department would be exempt from 
notification of non compliance with federal law. 



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PUBLIC COMMENT 

John Garrity spoke about visibility problems with the Crystal Pepsi wraparound advertising 
on Muni buses. 

Norman Rolfe discussed his views about potential savings in the proof of payment system. 
He stated he wrote a letter to the Commission clarifying that he was not in favor of 
eliminating transfers contrary to what was written in Supervisor Hsieh's memorandum on the 
subject. 

The following individuals requested the Commission to reconsider the award of Bureau of 
Light Heat & Power Contract No. BLHP-202 on the grounds of procedural process: Richard 
Stromberg, counsel for A. Ruiz Construction Co. & Associates, Inc., Antonio Ruiz of A. Ruiz 
Construction Co. & Associates, and Stan Smith of the S.F. Building Trades Council. 
Commissioner Hardeman moved that the Commission reconsider the award of the contract 
in a special meeting to be held on June 29, 1993 at 4:00 p.m. at a place to be determined. 
Commissioner Jefferson seconded. Commissioners Makras and Carson voted aye. 
President Yu voted no. The motion passed 4-1. Commissioner Jefferson suggested 
inviting the Director of the Office of Contract Compliance and the Director of the Human 
Rights Commission to attend the meeting. Commissioner Yu requested that the City 
Attorney provide an opinion addressing those issues raised at the last two hearings. 

Bobbie Brown, representative of the Transport Workers Union, Local 250-A, commented that 
their members could not support "proof of payment" without added security protection. 

Larry Martin, International Representative of the Transport Workers Union, Local 250-A, 
requested that the Commission reconsider implementation of mandatory furlough for transit 
workers. 

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Marvis Phillips commented in favor of eliminating transfers. 



Item No. (10) : Adopting a rental policy for residential housing facilities owned by Hetch 
Hetchy and the Water Department. 

This item was continued to a special meeting to be held on June 29, 1993 at 4:00 p.m.. 

Resolution No. 93-01 81 : Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 
to amend the contract with Harding Lawson Associates, for environmental consulting 
services, to extend the contract term from 36 months to 48 months. 

Resolution No. 93-0182 : Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission General Manager to 
amend the contract with Clayton Environmental Consultants, for environmental consulting 
services, to extend the contract term for an additional 12 months. 

Resolution No. 93-0184 : Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission General Manager to 
amend the contract with Ecology and Environment, Inc., an environmental consulting firm, 
to extend the term of the existing contract for an additional 12 months. 

Commissioner Jefferson expressed concern about endless amendments to these contracts 
and the fact that the contracts were not put out for rebid. Larry James, Project Manager, 
responded that if the contracts were put out for rebid it would take more time to get a new 
contractor on board. Furthermore, he stated that extensions were anticipated in the original 
contracts. 

President Yu suggested extending the contracts for twelve months and then rebidding the 
contracts at the end of the term. President Yu move to amend Resolution Numbers 93- 
0181, 93-0182 and 93-0183 to extend the contract term for an additional 12 months. 
Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Jefferson directed the Director of Contract Compliance to review the structure 
of the Request for Proposals and the selection criteria to be used for these contracts and 
report to the Commission whether the structure or criteria tend to exclude MBE/WBE 
participation in these contracts. 

President Yu moved to approve the amended resolutions. Commissioner Jefferson 
seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



Item No. (12) : Report on the Municipal Railway's missed service action plan. 

Commissioner Makras inquired about a provision in the Transport Workers Union's 
Memorandum of Understanding requiring premium pay for drivers whose regular 

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assignments are changed. Johnny Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that 
the MOU requires that the City pay a driver $1 .00 more per hour for working on a different 
schedule. 

Mr. Stein stated that shortages in the number of equipment and operators during summer 
and fall seasons would result to missed service. He discussed the procedures the 
department developed to improve the level of service during this time. 

Commissioner Jefferson asked about the issue of bunching and whether shortage in street 
supervisors was the cause. Mr. Stein responded that bunching occurs when more buses 
are in service. He stated that more street supervisors are needed when less equipment is 
in service. Mr. Stein stated that staff intends to use an Automatic Vehicle Locator System 
in Central Control, staffed by one dispatcher on weekends, to alleviate bunching. 

Commissioner Makras requested staff to submit information to the Commission on the costs 
to assign dedicated staff to the Automatic Vehicle Locator System and to explore options 
on where to get the resources. Mr. Moran said that he would report to the Commission on 
the results of the test and prepare an estimate of the cost to implement the system on a 
regular basis. 

Commissioner Jefferson asked for clarification as to why some lines are underserviced. Mr. 
Stein replied that it was due to the change in ridership patterns and funding problems. 

Bobbie Brown of the Transport Workers Union, Local 250-A, commented on the MOU 
provision regarding premium pay when a driver's work assignment is changed. He also 
spoke about the effects of the mandatory furlough program in the maintenance area. 

Marvis Phillips spoke about missed service experience on Muni bus lines 9, 19 and 31. 

Alice Fialkin, representing Local 200, commented on the shortage in street supervisors on 
the southern part of the City and staffing requirements in Central Control. She requested 
that the Commission and Muni staff fill this gap before implementing the Automatic Vehicle 
Locator System. 

Samuel Ganczaruk, requested that the Commission consider looking at Muni bus scheduling 
problems, specifically in the Van Ness Corridor. 



Item No. (14) : Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission General Manager to negotiate 
and execute a contract with Crain and Associates for Paratransit financial planning services. 

This item was taken off calendar. 



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Resolution No. 93-0186 : Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD- 
21 53, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1 994, 
in the amount of $1 ,423,990, to A. Ruiz Construction Company and Associates, Inc., as the 
lowest responsive bidder. 

Richard Brandt, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, advised that A. Ruiz Construction 
wanted to substitute the sub-contractor to Ricardo Ramirez because the original sub- 
contractor was not licensed at the time the contract was submitted. He stated that the DBE 
participation goals will be the same. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved and Commissioner Jefferson seconded to adopt the 
resolution. The motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0187 : Committing the Public Utilities Commission to program 
$20,000,000 in Transit Impact Development Fee funds for the purchase of light rail vehicles. 

Robert Pender asked why Italian made Light Rail Vehicles are being purchased instead of 
buying American made LRVs. Michelle Witt, Finance Director, responded that the purchase 
would be put out to bid. 

Ms. Witt stated that by committing TIDF funds for the purchase of LRVs, the Municipal 
Railway would be running the risk of not being able to fund Muni's operating budget between 
1998 and 1999. 

Commissioner Makras stated that he was not voting in favor of the resolution because it 
would affect the Municipal Railway's 1 998-99 budget. He said that TIDF had been providing 
the Municipal Railway a continuous flow of revenue. He said that committing TIDF funds 
to the purchase of LRVs meant taking away a cash flow essential in operating the Municipal 
Railway. He stated that the Commission should be looking at other sources to enhance 
revenues for the Municipal Railway. 

President Yu moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Hardeman seconded. 
Commissioners Jefferson and Carson voted ayes. Commissioner Makras voted no. The 
motion passed 4-1. 



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Commissioner Hardeman complimented John Mullane, General Manager, Water 
Department, for producing an information packet for new customers of the Water 
Department. 



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ANNOUNCEMENT: 

President Yu announced that the Commission met in executive session before the 
meeting to discuss an attorney-client matter regarding Pleasanton Zoning and that no 
action was taken. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION: 4:35 
P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Commission Secretary 



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Frank M. Jordan 
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DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 
4:00 P.M. 
//(/ June 29, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 
Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Management Efficiency and Productivity 
Personnel and Training 



Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 4:10 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



Commissioner Hardeman arrived at 4:12 p.m. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Carson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0193 HH Sustaining the award of Bureau of Light, Heat and Power Contract 

No. BLHP-202, Maintenance, Repair and Alterations of City-Owned 
Street Lighting Systems, to the Department of Electricity and 
Telecommunications. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Carson 

NOES - Makras, Jefferson 

Commissioner Jefferson was excused at 5:50 p.m. 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Hardeman, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0194 WD Approving the agreement between the City and County of San 

Francisco Water Department and its suburban customers to provide 
data collected from continuous monitoring of the transmission 
system, to the State Department of Health Services. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Carson 

ABSENT - Jefferson 



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Resolution No. 93-0193 : Sustaining the award of Bureau of Light, Heat and Power Contract 
No. BLHP-202, Maintenance, Repair and Alterations of City-Owned Street Lighting Systems, 
to the Department of Electricity and Telecommunications 

President Yu opened the meeting explaining that the contract award was brought for 
reconsideration due to protests received from A. Ruiz Construction Co. that the bidding 
process was not fully competitive. She explained that the contract award complied with the 
City Charter and the Administrative Code and that by law the contract should be awarded 
to the Department of Electricity, who was the lowest responsive bidder. 

Richard Stromberg, counsel for A. Ruiz Construction Co., argued that private contractors 
were held to standards different from the Department of Electricity. The major issues he 
raised were compliance with the MBEAA/BE Ordinance, hiring of subcontractors, and posting 
of surety bonds. He stated that private bidders were not notified that the Department of 
Electricity would be given such advantages. He said that the bidding process created an 
inequity for private bidders. He stated that private bidders incur more overhead costs in 
complying with bid requirements and that is why their bids turn out higher than a City 
department's bid. He requested that the Commission authorize rebidding of the contract and 
apply the same standards to all bidders whether it be a City department or private 
contractor. 

Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, responded to the issues raised by Mr. Stromberg. On 
the issue of inequity, Ms. Reitzes said that public bidding was established for the benefit of 
the public entity and not the private contractors. The San Francisco Charter provides that 
a department shall not be required to furnish security or submit financial information. 
Regarding the notice issue, Ms. Reitzes said that there were no notice requirements for the 
City to notify other bidders when a City department bids. 

Commissioner Makras asked whether the Department of Electricity has the necessary work 
force to perform the contract considering the budget cuts all City departments had to face 
this year. 

Edwin Lee, Director, Human Rights Commission, stated that the Public Utilities Commission 
has the best record in complying with the MBEA/VBE Ordinance. He advised that in cases 
when a City department may bid on a contract, the bid notice should provide full disclosure 
of exemptions that would be given to a City department. 

Stan Smith, Secretary, S.F. Building Trades Council, inquired whether the Department of 
Electricity, pays their employees the prevailing wage for private employment. George 
Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, responded that the Controller approved the contract. He 
stated that the Controller believed that the Salary Standardization Ordinance is higher than 
the prevailing wage in this contract. 



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In response to Commissioner Makras' question on the work force issue, Dan McFarland, 
General Manager, Department of Electricity & Telecommunications, stated that they are 
hiring four additional positions and moving two 7338's to work on this contract. He stated 
that the Department of Electricity & Telecommunications has actively pursued the goals of 
the Equal Employment Opportunity regulations. He commented that the contract award to 
their department is a direct saving to the general fund. 

Commissioner Jefferson emphasized that he had no problems with the Department of 
Electricity performing the contract work; however, he was concerned about the integrity of 
the bidding process. 

Commissioner Hardeman stated that he was contacted by the Mayor's Office conveying their 
desire to keep all City departments functioning. He stated that he supported the prevailing 
wage requirements. He urged the Director of Contract Compliance and staff to ensure that 
prevailing wage is followed in all contracts. 

Commissioner Makras requested staff to send him the worksheet that the Controller used 
to calculate the project's overhead. 

President Yu moved to sustain the Commission's action on June 8, 1993 to award the 
contract to the Department of Electricity & Telecommunications. Commissioner Carson 
seconded. Commissioners Makras and Jefferson voted no. The motion passed 3-2. 



Item No. (4) : Adopting a rental policy for residential housing facilities owned by Hetch 
Hetchy and the Water Department; and approving the revised rent structure. 

The rent structure proposed by staff for Hetch Hetchy and Water Department housing 
facilities provides a rental charge of $25 per room/per month inclusive of utilities, to be 
effective within 90 days from the date of adoption of the resolution. Under the structure, the 
rent would be further increased to the lesser of the discounted market rate or $50 per 
room/per month effective July 1, 1994 unless the Salary Standardization Ordinance is 
changed. 

President Yu stated that the proposed rent structure is fair. She explained that the 
Watershed Keepers accepted their jobs with the understanding that housing is a part of 
employee benefits. She stated that the watershed keepers have enjoyed this benefit for a 
long time and it is now inevitable that there will be a change to make these housing facilities 
more equitable for the City. 

Commissioner Carson emphasized that the Commission was not unmindful of the unique 
positions of the Watershed Keepers and the defacto decrease in their salaries. However, 
she agreed that the proposed rent package is appropriate. 



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Commissioner Hardeman stated that the proposed rent was high for houses that were not 
adequately maintained. Commissioner Yu responded that all rental revenues would be used 
to maintain and upgrade the housing facilities. 

Commissioner Makras stated that he would be voting against the resolution. He commented 
that he shared the sensitivity of the workers but he believed that the proposed rental was 
too low and that the Commission has an obligation to balance the assets of the department. 
He pointed out that the rent proposal by the Real Estate Department considered the value 
of the workers by applying three types of discounts - a remote location discount, 25% market 
value discount, and an age and quality discount. 

President Yu moved to approve the resolution submitted by staff. Commissioner Carson 
seconded. Commissioners Makras and Hardeman voted no. The motion failed, 2-2. 

Commissioner Makras moved to adopt the rent recommendations of the Department of Real 
Estate, approve the three types of discounts, and step up the recommendation over a three- 
year period (Vfe each year for three years). The motion died for lack of a second. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved to adopt a monthly rental charge of $50 for one bedroom, 
$75 for two bedrooms, and $100 for three-bedrooms or more. The motion died for lack of 
a second. 

Commissioner Hardeman made a motion for discontinuance of the item. Commissioner 
Carson seconded. Commissioner Hardeman withdrew his motion. 

President Yu moved to continue this item to give Commissioner Jefferson an opportunity to 
vote on the matter. Commissioner Carson seconded. Commissioner Hardeman voted nay. 
The motion passed 3-1. 



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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 6:10 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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Frank M. Jordan 
MAYOR 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

AUG 6 1993 



SAM FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.! 
July 13, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 
Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Management Efficiency and Productivity 
Personnel and Training 



Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 



2:05 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner Hardeman, the Minutes 
of the Regular Meeting on June 22, 1993 were approved. 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Carson, the Minutes of the Special 
Meeting on June 29, 1993 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 

NO. 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against 
such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against the 
San Francisco Water Department totaling $36,218.62. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

NO - Makras 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson the following resolution was adopted: 

Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against 
such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against the 
Municipal Railway totaling $131,621.55. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0197 PT Ratifying and approving the non Civil Service and temporary 

appointments and removals for the month of May 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0198 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 

to execute the Second Amendment to the agreement with McLeod & 
Associates, for economic consulting services, extending the contract 
term to June 30, 1996, and increasing the contract amount by $88,000, 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $230,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0199 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 

to execute the first amendment to the agreement with Daniel B. 
Steiner, consulting engineer, to increase the contract amount by 
$300,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $400,000; and 
authorizing Daniel B. Steiner to subcontracts with Synergic Resources 
Corporation (SRC), Jones & Stokes, Hannaford Consulting, Inc. and 
ERM-West. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0200 UEB Accepting the work performed under San Francisco Water Department 

Contract No. WD-2085, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Geary 
Street between Jones and Kearny Streets, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving credit Contract Modification no. 1 in the amount of 
$8,751.00; authorizing final payment in the amount of $15,109.00 to the 
contractor, Shaw Pipelines, Inc.; and approving contract time extension 
of 14 calendar days due to unavoidable delays. 



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VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0201 UEB Approving modification No. 3 to Water Department Contract No. WD- 

2134, Summit Pump Station Standby Generator and Related Work, 
with Cresci Electric, Inc., to extend contract completion time by thirty 
(30) calendar days. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0202 UEB Authorizing bid call for Water Department Contract No. WD-2152, 

Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2, Section 3 and Sunset Supply Line - 
Dielectric Isolation. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0203 UEB Authorizing bid call for Water Department Contract No. WD-2155, 

McLaren Pump Station Standby Generator and Related Work. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0204 BMIS Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 

to extend the contract with Carlton & Associates/E.H. White & 
Company for the development of computerized maintenance systems 
for Hetch Hetchy and the Water Department, to December 31, 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

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93-0205 GM Adopting a rental policy for residential housing facilities owned by 

Hetch Hetchy and the Water Department; and approving the revised 
rent structure. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Jefferson, Carson 

NOES - Hardeman, Makras 

On motion of Commissioner Carson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0206 MR Recommending to the Board of Supervisors an Alternative Municipal 

Railway Fare Schedule. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

NO - Makras 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0207 MR Directing staff to prepare an analysis of the method and costs of 

distribution of one-day passes and one-week passes. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0208 MR Approving the expansion of Contravision advertising by Transit 

Displays Incorporated (TDI), Municipal Railway's advertising 
contractor, to 50 buses over the next three years. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 

ABSTAINED - Hardeman 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0209 MR Designating Tuesday, August 24, 1993 at 5:30 P.M. in the Board of 

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Supervisors Chambers, in City Hall, as the date, time and place to 
hold a public hearing to consider possible reductions in Muni service. 



VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 
NOTE: Commissioner Makras was excused at 4:45 p.m. 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0210 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the existing contract 

with Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc., for consulting engineering 
services for the procurement of Articulated Trolley Coaches, extending 
the contract term to June 30, 1995. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0211 MR Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission Acting General Manager 

to negotiate and execute a contract with Crain and Associates to 
provide financial planning services for the San Francisco paratransit 
program at a cost not to exceed $40,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted. 

93-0212 WD Authorizing the Water Department to prepare an agreement with 

Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) to pay for the Water 
Department's share of the cost of relocating Bay Division Pipe Line 
Nos. 3 and 4 to an underground alignment, in the amount of 
$170,186. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

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93-0213 UEB Authorizing bid call for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1101, 

Upper Market Street Transit Thoroughfare Project, Phase 4 - 11th 
Street to Duboce Avenue - General Construction. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0214 MR Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Murphy v. CCSF, 

Superior Court No. 939-135. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Jefferson, Carson 

NO - Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0215 MR Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Boles v. CCSF, et.al., 

S.F. Superior Court No. 914-053. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 
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COMMUNICATIONS 

President Yu directed staff to respond to Commissioner Makras' letter regarding revenue 
recommendations for the Municipal Railway. 



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INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS 

Commissioner Hardeman commented about the festivity held to celebrate the water spill at 
O-Shaughnessy Dam. He complimented staff for doing an outstanding job of organizing the 
function. He stated that no City funds were used for the festivity. 



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GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

Anson B. Moran, Acting General, Manager, Public Utilities Commission, reported that PUC's 
budget would be heard by the Board of Supervisors' Budget Committee Friday, June 16, 1993. 
He stated that the budget contained a $5.5 million shortfall for the Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Makras requested staff to provide information regarding the specific days the 
Municipal Railway meet its scheduled level of service within the last quarter. 

In response to questions from Commissioner Makras, Mr. Moran stated that if the $5.5 million 
shortfall is filled by the Board of Supervisors and if there's no impact on the revenue side, 
there would be no service cuts. Mr. Moran stated that the Municipal Railway's current 
budget level could only provide marginal service. Commissioner Makras asked what is the 
level of funding necessary to provide full scheduled service. He commented that he would 
like to see a real budget that would provide a better than marginal level of service. President 
Yu stated that budget related issues have to be decided not only by the Public Utilities 
Commission but the Mayor's Office and the Board of Supervisors as well. 



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PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Samuel Ganzcaruk, commented about service missed on Muni lines 5, 26, and 44. He 
complained about non functioning doors on some Muni buses and Light Rail Vehicles (LRV's). 

Norman Rolfe of San Francisco Tomorrow, spoke urging the Commission to support the core 
area transit district fee. 

James Bryant, representative of Local 790, stated that all Muni stations, except the West Portal 
Station, have functioning change machines. Johnny Stein, Municipal Railway's General 
Manager, stated that Muni staff would complete installation of the change machine in West 
Portal next week. 

Commissioner Jefferson asked whether the Police Department would no longer provide 
security services for the Municipal Railway. Mr. Moran replied that the Police Department 
would still provide security services but only on a straight-time basis as opposed to the 
current overtime arrangement. He said that he would meet with staff from the Mayor's Office 
and the Police Department to ensure that the Police Department would provide all services 
paid for by the Municipal Railway. 

Bobbie Brown, representative of the Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, commented that 
the Municipal Railway would be getting a reduced level of service from the Police 
Department by using straight time. 



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Item 9(f) : Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2064R, 36-Inch Steel 
Main Installation in Dolores Street between San Jose and 25th Streets, 25th Street between 
Dolores and Sanchez Streets, Sanchez Street between 25th and 22nd Streets, and 22nd Street 
between Sanchez and Castro Streets, in the amount of $2,302,364.00 to A. Ruiz Construction 
Company and Associates/Ranger Pipelines, Inc. 

This item was continued to the next regular Commission meeting to allow time for the 
Commissioners to review the project. 



Resolution No. 93-0205 : Adopting a rental policy for residential housing facilities owned by 
Hetch Hetchy and the Water Department; and approving the revised rent structure. 

Jack O'Shea, a Watershed Keeper, commented that the rent increase would further raise 
employees' out-of-pocket expenses. He stated that the San Mateo County recently raised their 
possessionary taxes because of the rent increase. 

Commissioner Hardeman stated that the rent increase is unfair to the watershed keepers. He 
suggested that the Commission should decide whether the City should bear the cost of 
possessionary taxes. 

Commissioner Jefferson commented that he supported staff's recommendation. He stated that 
the staff's proposal addressed the Commission's objective to increase the rental rates up to 
current fair market value and to recognize special circumstances by applying a discount. He 
said that the issues and concerns of all parties affected by the change were also considered. 

President Yu moved to adopt the resolution increasing the rent structure to $25.00 per room 
for residential housing facilities owned by Hetch Hetchy and the Water Department. 
Commissioner Jefferson seconded. Commissioners Hardeman and Makras voted no. The 
motion passed 3-2. 

Commissioner Makras made a motion to establish a rent structure, based on the 
recommendation by the Real Estate Department, for watershed keepers who would be hired 
in the future. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, stated that the Commission could 
not vote on the motion because it deals with an issue separate from the resolution before the 
Commission. President Yu directed staff to calendar this matter at the next Commission 
meeting. James Bryant, Local 790 representative, commented that any decision regarding 
Commissioner Makras' motion requires "meet and confer" with the union. President Yu 
directed staff to advise the Commission regarding the "meet and confer" issue. 



Resolution No. 93-0206 : Recommending to the Board of Supervisors an Alternative Municipal 
Railway Fare Schedule. 

President Yu stated that the Public Utilities Commission was requested by the Board of 
Supervisors to review the issues involving the Muni transfer system. The Board also asked 

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the Commission to explore other alternatives to enhance revenues for the Municipal Railway- 
instead of the proposed fare increase to $1.25. She stated that the Board of Supervisors had 
indicated it would support raising the cost of the monthly pass to $35.00. 

President Yu summarized staff's proposals, as follows: (1) replace transfers with $9.00 one- 
week passes; (2) replace transfers with $2.00 one-day passes; (3) limit transfers to one-way; 
and (4) replace transfers with $0.80 discount tokens. President Yu stated that the monthly fast 
passes and weekly passes would only be effective for the month or the week they were 
issued. 

Michelle Witt, Director, Bureau of Finance, discussed the proposals in detail. Ms. Witt stated 
that the proposals incorporated issues such as impact on the Municipal Railway's operations, 
drivers' safety, and whether it would eliminate or reduce transfer fraud. 

Ms. Witt explained that the first alternative to totally eliminate transfers, would generate 
between $1 million-$9 million in revenues. She stated, however, that it has a significant 
negative impact on various neighborhoods in the City. She stated that to mitigate the impact, 
staff was proposing a one-week pass for those individuals who rides Muni three or more 
times a week. This alternative would take four months to implement. 

Ms. Witt said that the discount token alternative, would require changing the cost of a token, 
and expanding the vendor network. She stated that it would take three to four months to 
implement this alternative. 

Ms. Witt stated that the one-tune transfer option would take several months to complete and 
no start-up cost would be incurred. 

The following individuals commented: 

Shelley Salieri requested the Commission to leave the monthly pass effective for three days 
beyond its expiration date. 

Phillip Seronick stated that he favored eliminating transfers. He requested the Commission 
to leave the cost of a discount pass at $5. 

Samuel Ganczaruk stated that the idea of eliminating Muni transfers is extremely inequitable. 
He suggested replacing transfers with fare receipts. 

Norman Rolfe stated that he opposed eliminating transfers. He suggested using a machine 
issued transfers to alleviate transfer theft. 

Bobbie Brown, representative of the Transport Workers Union, spoke in favor of eliminating 
transfers, and implementing the weekly pass and discount token recommendations. 

Bob Planthold, opposed limiting transfers to one-time use. 



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Commissioner Jefferson suggested investigating the possibility of a machine operated system 
that would allow issuance of both one-week and one-day passes. 

Commissioner Carson moved to recommend that the Board of Supervisors eliminate Muni 
transfers; institute a change in the fare structure to include a one-week pass at $9.00, use 
discounted tokens at $0.80, and raise the costs of the monthly pass to $35.00 and the discount 
pass to $8.00. President Yu seconded. Commissioner Makras voted no. The motion passed 
4-1. 

President Yu directed staff to submit a resolution to the Board of Supervisors outlining the 
alternative proposals for the current transfer system, and the Commission's recommendation. 
The resolution should reflect that staff considered the issues of equity, security and revenue 
enhancement in the proposals. 



Resolution No. 93-0207 : Directing staff to prepare an analysis of the method and costs of 
distribution of one-day passes and one-week passes. 

President Yu moved to direct staff to provide to the Commission an analysis of the 
description, method of distribution and the costs to implement the one-day pass and the one- 
week pass. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0208 : Approving the expansion of Contravision advertising by Transit 
Displays Incorporated (TDI), Municipal Railway's advertising contractor, to 50 buses over the 
next three years. 

Commissioner Hardeman requested that he be allowed to abstain from voting on this matter. 
President Yu moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to excuse Commissioner Hardeman 
from voting. The motion passed unanimously. 

The following individuals spoke opposing bus-wrap advertising project: Shelley Salieri stated 
that advertising on Muni buses distracts the vision of passengers looking out the window. 
Samuel Ganczaruck commented that this project could be violating the ordinance passed by 
the Board of Supervisors banning moving billboards. Bob Planthold commented that Muni 
buses were not readily recognizable as Muni vehicles. 

Commissioner Makras moved to adopt the resolution. President Yu seconded. The motion 
passed unanimously. 



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Resolution No. 93-0209 : Designating Tuesday, August 24, 1993 at 5:30 P.M. in the Board of 
Supervisors' Chambers, in City Hall, as the date, time and place to hold a public hearing to 
consider possible reductions in Muni service. 

President Yu directed staff to submit a service reduction proposal for $3 million for the next 
six months, and a separate proposal amounting to $3 million for the following six months. 
President Yu suggested identifying the lines and hours which are going to be cut and the 
rationale for each recommendation. 

President Yu moved and Commissioner Jefferson seconded to start the regular meeting on 
August 24, 1993 at 4:00 p.m. and hold the public hearing to consider service reductions at 5:30 
p.m. in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers in City Hall. The motion passed unanimously. 

Item No. (12) : Discussion of Proposed Charter Amendment, establishing a Water and Power 
Commission and a Commission and Department of Public Transportation. 

Andy Moran, Acting General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, discussed recent changes 
in the proposed Charter Amendment. They are as follows: (1) determination of the reporting 
responsibility of the Water and Power Commission, whether to a Commission or to the Chief 
Administrative Officer; (2) transfer of the Clean Water Program to the Water & Power 
Commission; (3) type of appointment for the Water & Power Commission and the 
Transportation Commission were changed from term appointments to pleasure appointments; 
and (4) revision of provisions regarding the transfer of surplus to the general fund. Mr. 
Moran stated that the purpose of the amendment was to combine like functions. 
Commissioner Makras requested staff to complete the assessment of the costs of breaking up 
PUC, including capital costs, such as moving expenses, computer systems and furniture. 



NOTE: President Yu called for a recess at 4:45 p.m.. The meeting resumed at 5:00 p.m. 
Commissioner Makras was excused at this time. 

Item No. (13) : Presentation on Water Filtration Project. 

Steve Leonard, Program Manager for the Water Treatment Program, discussed the status of 
the water filtration project study. He stated that the State Department of Health and Services 
advised that Hetch Hetchy water meets the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) criteria 
for filtration avoidance. He stated that staff is on track in terms of the compliance agreement. 



Item No. (14) : Review of the Draft Municipal Railway Short Range Transit Plan and Capital 
Improvement Program 1993-2002. 

This item was continued to a workshop that would be held on a date to be determined. 



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Item No. (15) : Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
permit Friends of the Cable Car Museum, Inc. to operate as curator /concessionaire in the 
Cable Car Barn gallery. 

Item No. (16) : Authorizing the Municipal Railway to execute a contract with Booz, Allen & 
Hamilton to provide engineering services for the Trolley Coach Procurement Program. 

Item Numbers 15 and 16 were continued. 



Item No. (20) : Authorizing bid call for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1101, Upper 
Market Street Transit Thoroughfare Project. 

Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, requested that the Commission continue 
this item until answers to questions raised in his letter of July 9, 1993 were provided and 
could be analyzed. 

President Yu moved and Commissioner Jefferson seconded to adopt the resolution. The 
motion passed 4-0. 



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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: 5:25 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 
July 27, 1993 """N 

COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 
Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Management Efficiency and Productivity 
Personnel and Training 



Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:40 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. 

On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 

93-0216 MR Approving settlement in the case of CCSF v. Ocean Beach Associates, 

et.al., Superior Court No. 884-694. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 

ABSENT - Yu 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0217 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such 

funds as are or will be available in payment of claims against the 
Municipal Railway totaling $80,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0218 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to execute a contract with Booz, Allen 

& Hamilton, Inc. to provide engineering services for the Trolley Coach 
Procurement Program in an amount not to exceed $1,207,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0219 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to 

execute the Ninth Amendment to the agreement with Grueneich, Ellison 
& Schneider, for legal services, increasing the contract amount by 
$91 1,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,248,500. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0220 UEB Accepting Contract No. MR-868, Metro Center Improvement - Track 

Switch Electrification and Replacement Project, as satisfactorily 
completed; assessing Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. $25,000.00 
in liquidated damages for late completion; and approving final payment in 
the amount of $20,000.00 to Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. and 
A. Ruiz Construction Company and Associates, a joint venture. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0221 UEB Accepting Contract No. WD-2062, San Antonio Pump Station 

Improvements, as satisfactorily completed; approving Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $20,058.83; authorizing an extension 
of time for unavoidable delay of 30 calendar days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $57,819.49 to the contractor. Power Engineering 
Contractors, Inc. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0222 UEB Awarding the San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2064R, 

36-Inch Steel Main in Dolores Street between San Jose and 25th Streets, 
25th Street between Dolores and Sanchez Streets, Sanchez Street between 
25th and 22nd Streets, and 22nd Street between Sanchez and Castro 
Streets, to A. Ruiz Construction Company and Associates/ Ranger 
Pipelines, Inc. in the amount of $2,302,364.00, subject to the Board of 

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Supervisors' approval to extend the time for award. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0223 UEB Authorizing bid call for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 

WD-2116, 16-Inch Ductile Iron Feeder Main Installation in Valencia 
Street between 14th Street and 17th Street. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0224 UEB Authorizing bid call for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 

WD- 2124, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Geary Boulevard 
between 5th Avenue and 16th Avenue. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0225 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to 

execute a five-year contract with ADT Security Systems West, Inc., to 
maintain electronic security systems at various Municipal Railway 
facilities, for a contract amount not to exceed $301,372. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0226 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to 

execute an agreement with Merrill & Associates to conduct the Geary 
Corridor System Planning Study, for a contract amount not to exceed 
$285,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0227 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to 

execute Amendment No. 2 to the agreement with Cerenio Management 
Group (CMG), Paratransit Broker, to perform additional administrative 
duties associated with the implementation of the Americans with 
Disabilities Act, for an amount not to exceed $365,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

NO - Makras 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0228 HH Authorizing bid call for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-834, Old 

Moccasin Powerhouse Rehabilitation Project. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Yu, seconded by Commissioner Carson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0229 UEB Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal Railway to 

amend the Professional Services Agreement with Booz- Allen & Hamilton, 
Inc. to provide additional engineering support for Phase 2, Engineering 
Support, Prototype Installation and Testing of the Advanced Train Control 
System (ATCS) in the amount of $735,010, for a total contract amount 
not to exceed $1,515,010; and extending the term of the agreement 
through September 30, 1994. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0230 BF Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of the Bureau of Finance to 

apply for, accept and expend $7,065,199 in FTA Section 9 Operating 
Assistance, $22,949,793 in Federal Section 9 Capital Assistance, and 
$5,736,977 from state, regional, and local match funds for the following 
projects: Operating Assistance, Trolley Bus Replacement, Muni Metro 
Accessibility Improvements, Cable Car Vehicle Renovation, Light Rail 

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Vehicle Modification, Diesel Bus Rehabilitation and Subway Signal 
System Replacement. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0231 BF Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of the Bureau of Finance to 

apply for, accept and expend $48,733,803 in FTA Section 3 Fixed 
Guideway Capital Assistance and $12,041,564 in local match funds for the 
following projects: Muni Metro Turnback, Trolley Bus Purchase and 
Light Rail Vehicle Purchase. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0232 BF Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of the Bureau of Finance to 

apply for, accept and expend $12,294,088 in Federal Surface 
Transportation Program/Congestion Management Air Quality Capital 
Assistance; $1,316,340 in Federal Urban Aid Systems Capital Assistance; 
and $1,000,000 in Federal Transit Enhancement Capital Assistance for the 
following Municipal Railway projects: Trolley Bus Purchase, Trolley 
Overhead Reconstruction, Muni Metro Accessibility Improvements, Fixed 
Facilities Maintenance, Miscellaneous Equipment Purchase, Signal Pre- 
emption, Muni Rail Replacement, Passenger Platforms and Cable Car 
Museum. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



ANNOUNCEMENT: 

President Yu announced that the Public Utilities Commission met in an executive session 
immediately before the meeting and approved a settlement in the case of CCSF v. Ocean Beach. 



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INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS: 

Commissioner Makras requested staff to calendar at the next meeting an item concerning the rental 
payment received from the Olympic Club. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS: 

Commissioner Hardeman thanked Richard Brandt, Utilities Engineering Bureau Manager, and his 
staff for the tour of the San Andreas Pipeline replacement project and other project sites. 



Commissioner Makras requested that staff calendar his proposal to roll back the fares for senior, 
youth and disabled at the next meeting. 

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GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT: 

Anson B. Moran, Acting General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, reported that the Board of 
Supervisors adopted the Muni budget for FY 1993-94 and the Muni fare increase. Mr. Moran stated 
that revenues of the Municipal Railway would need to be closely monitored as Muni transfers will 
be replaced with the one-day pass and the one- week pass starting October 1, 1993. 

Mr. Moran also reported that the Board of Supervisors adopted the proposed charter amendment 
involving the reorganization of the Public Utilities Commission. The Board amended the proposal 
to set up the Transportation Commission separate from the Public Utilities Commission. The present 
Public Utilities Commission would remain in charge of the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy. 
He stated that the measure provided that the Board of Supervisors may elect to move Parking & 
Traffic to the Transportation Commission. The composition of the Transportation Commission would 
be increased to seven members to accommodate members of both Parking & Traffic and the 
Transportation Commission. 

Romaine Boldridge, Commission Secretary, announced that the workshop on the Municipal Railway's 
Short Range Transit Plan would be held on August 6, 1993 at 1:00 p.m., in Room 2-C. City Hall. 



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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel spoke supporting the implementation of a Transit Impact Development Fee Maintenance 
District. He suggested providing the necessary resources to maintain the required level of service. 

Bill Price, representing the Senior Action Network, supported the proposal to roll back the fare for 
senior, youth and disabled. 

Geraldine Earp, representing the Senior Action Network, urged the Commisison not to proceed with 
the fare increase and to consider a fare structure more equitable for all Muni passengers. 

Phillip Seronick opposed the increase of the discount pass to $8.00. 

Robert Pender, Vice President of Park Merced Residents Organization, inquired about an item on the 
Consent Calendar regarding changes in revolving fund rules. President Yu suggested that Mr. 
Pender call Finance staff for further details. 

Claire Caldwell, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, stated that she supported the rollback of 
fares for senior, youth and disabled. 

Item 9(b) : Requesting the Controller's concurrence in amending Rule 6, Sections D and E, and Rule 
7, Sections A through D, Rules and Regulations, Public Utilities Commission Revolving Funds. 

This item was continued to the next regular Commission meeting to fulfill notice requirements. 



Item (10) : Update on the Status of the Bayshore Corridor Study. 

Richard Tellis, Project Manager, from Wilbur Smith & Associates, presented the alternatives 
currently being evaluated for the preliminary design of the Bayshore Corridor Project. With the aid 
of maps, Mr. Tellis described each of the transit alternatives for the Bayshore Corridor. 



Item (11) Status of the Day/Week Pass Implementation. 

Michelle Witt, Director, Bureau of Finance, handed out samples of the one-day, one-week and 
monthly passes. She stated that effective August 1, 1993 all passes would have holograms to prevent 
counterfeiting. She stated that the design of the daily pass would be similar to the Muni Passport 
and the weekly pass would be similar to the monthly pass. 

Ms. Witt presented a timeline for implementing the fare increases and program changes. She Stated 
that the transfers would not be eliminated until October 1, 1993. 

Ms. Witt discussed the issues regarding the method of distribution of the one-day pass and the one- 

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week pass. She stated that the Municipal Railway currently has 240 vendors selling monthly passes. 
She said that based on a telephone survey, 30% of these vendors are willing to sell a weekly pass 
for a $0.25 commission. Commissioner Makras commented that such an arrangement would not 
bring new revenues to the Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Makras suggested inviting vendors to come to a Commission meeting and demonstrate 
machines that could issue one-day passes on board Muni vehicles. 

Anson B. Moran, Acting General Manager, replied that there are no available staff resources to 
conduct a vendor presentation. He said that staff are currently dealing with the implementation of 
the new fare structure by August 1st and the new passes by October 1, 1993. 

Ms. Witt advised that staff were looking at other options for selling the daily and weekly passes such 
as having other City departments sell passes, as well as senior centers and neighborhood groups. 

Commissioner Makras stated that there were three methods of distributing the one-day pass: one is 
investing in ticket machines to issue passes on board Muni vehicles; second, having drivers handing 
out the daypass; and third, expanding the vendor network. Commissioner Makras indicated that the 
option of the drivers handing out the passes on board is the best and cheapest solution. He stated 
that in order to prevent theft, a system should be employed to monitor and account for passes issued 
to drivers. Commissioner Makras also suggested using an electronic bank account debit system to 
collect revenue from pass vendors. 

Mr. Moran stated that when the Board of Supervisors suggested a one-day pass, staff advised them 
of the option of drivers handing out passes on board Muni vehicles. Mr. Moran said that the 
operators, union officials and Muni management rejected the idea because they thought it was unfair 
to expect drivers to do more than they are currently doing. 

President Yu commented that the main concern of the Commission is to make the one-day and one- 
week passes work, find ways to make them work, and determine how much it will cost to 
implement them. 

Claire Caldwell, representative of the Transport Workers Union, opposed the idea of the drivers 
handling passes. She stated that it would result in more assaults on drivers. 

Larry Martin, International Representative, Transport Workers Union, commented that there were not 
enough security forces for the protection of employees and the public. 

David Pilpel suggested looking at the impact of fare changes on regional fare coordination 
agreements. 

Shelley Salieri commented that a machine vended pass is the most practical method of distributing 
passes. 

President Yu directed staff to provide the Commission a status report on the implementation of the 
one-day and one-week passes at the Special Commission meeting on August 6, 1993. 

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Item No. (12) : Service Standards and Service Planning. 

This item was continued to the Special Commission meeting on August 6, 1993. 



Resolution No. 93-0226 : Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to 
execute an agreement with Merrill & Associates to conduct the Geary Corridor System Planning 
Study, for a contract amount not to exceed $285,000. 

Commissioner Jefferson congratulated staff for selecting a WBE prime contractor for this project. 

Commissioner Jefferson, moved and President Yu seconded to adopt the resolution. The motion 
passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0227 : Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to 
execute Amendment No. 2 to the agreement with Cerenio Management Group (CMG), Paratransit 
Broker, to perform additional administrative duties associated with the implementation of the 
Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Commissioner Makras asked whether the contract provided a clause that the contractor will perform 
additional work brought about by changes in federal government rules. He said that he wanted to 
review the contract language. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved and President Yu seconded to adopt the resolution. Commissioner 
Makras voted no. The motion passed 4-1. 



Resolution No. 93-0228 : Authorizing bid call for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-834, Old Moccasin 
Powerhouse Rehabilitation Project. 

Richard Brandt, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau advised that the explanation of the project 
submitted to the Commission was amended to reflect that the contractor will be assessed for actual 
damages rather than "$200,000 or actual damages due to loss in power generation". 

Commissioner Makras requested a detailed description of the project. 

President Yu moved and Commissioner Jefferson seconded to adopt the resolution. The motion 
passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0229 : Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal Railway to amend the 
Professional Services Agreement with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc. to provide additional engineering 
support for Phase 2, Engineering Support, Prototype Installation and Testing of the Advanced Train 
Control System (ATCS). 

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Barbara Moy, Project Manager, stated that the contractor had not met the Disadvantaged Business 
Enterprise (DBE) goal in Phase 1 because of changes in the scope of the project. Ms. Moy said that 
the contractor has committed to achieve 35% DBE participation in Phase 2, and that a DBE 
subcontractor has been identified for the work. 

President Yu directed staff to submit quarterly a procurement impact statement by categories and by 
status of how contracts are being awarded. 

President Yu moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to adopt the resolution. The motion passed 
unanimously. 



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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:10 P.M. 



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Secretary 



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Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 

Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 1:20 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner James D. Jefferson, Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 

Excused: Commissioner Victor G. Makras 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Update on Implementation of the Day/Week Pass 

Michelle Witt, Director of Finance, reported that the department had been working with 
the City Purchaser to put the Day and Week Passes in place by October 1, 1993. 
Regarding the Day Pass, she said that the City was close to an agreement with the current 
printer to amend the contract to include the Day Pass. Also staff had been working on 
expanding the vendor network and would report to the Commission at its next meeting 
regarding new vendors. A sample of the new Day Pass was displayed. The pass was 
designed so that the rider will scratch off the date to validate the pass for use. She said 
that the Municipal Railway's Community Affairs unit would advertise the new passes in 
ethnic and neighborhood newspapers. 

President Yu suggested the use of a decal to identify where Day Passes could be 
purchased. 



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Item (4) : Workshop on the San Francisco Municipal Railway Short Range Transit Plan and 
Capital Improvement Program 1993-2002 (SRTP). 

Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, described the principles of service 
planning (from Chapter 2 - Goals and Objectives of the SRTP). He said that in designing 
service for the City, Objective 1 is to provide service within one-quarter of a mile as the 
basic service equity standard, within a 20-hour service day from 5:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. 
Objective 2 covers the frequency-of-service standard which ranges from 10 minutes during 
peak periods to 30 minutes during off peak periods and for owl service. Ridership tends 
to fall off when service is reduced to between 10-20 minutes. Objective 3 is the "crowding" 
standard. For scheduling purposes, Muni uses 63 passengers per 40 foot bus as its target 
for maximum passenger loads. Objective 5 is to facilitate a multi-destinational system, 

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other than travel oriented to the central business district (CBD), by maintaining a modified 
grid route network. Mr. Straus said that the first criteria people consider when judging 
the convenience of service are travel time, waiting time and reliability. After that there are 
issues such as comfort, type and quality of seating and cleanliness of vehicles. While these 
are important, usually they are of lesser importance than basic transportation access and 
reliability. 

Mr. Moran stated that some of the quality issues, like type of seats, are built into the 
equipment specification. We specify hard seats because of their durability and the 
maintenance costs. During these tough budget times, the City has opted for quantity over 
quality. Cutting back on street supervision has an effect on the ability to evenly space 
vehicles. We have cut back on street supervision, station agents, training and other quality 
type issues. These are areas that the City has consciously chosen not to fund. 

President Yu expressed the view that the Commission should look at what the service 
standard should be. We do not know what funding will be available in the future. When 
adjustments are made, the Commission needs to know what standard they are deviating 
from. She said that the Commission should look at a short term approach — what can be 
done in the next year, and a long term approach — what can be done in terms of 
improving or affecting service. She suggested looking at the question of whether we need 
full size buses on all lines. 

Mr. Straus discussed various approaches to service reductions. He used tables to show 
comparisons of productivity by line and how Muni lines compare to other Bay Area transit 
systems. He said that there was the perception that Muni service is a lot richer in the 
evening than it need be and that all we need to do is to cut back on evening service to 
achieve savings. If we need to save $6 or $8 million, reducing to half hour service in the 
evening will not save much. Evening service is less frequent, usually with 20 minute 
headways. Going to a 30 minute headway does not produce significant savings. In some 
cases it only takes one bus off the line. Where there would be savings is on the truck lines 
like the 38-Geary. Low productivity lines are usually community service lines like on 
Twin Peaks where service is already on 30 minute headways. 

Mr. Moran emphasized that if we were to eliminate all evening service after 9:00 P.M. we 
would save $10 million out of a $270 million budget. 

At 3:05 the meeting was recessed. 

At 3:20 the meeting was reconvened. 

Michelle Witt, Director of Finance, stated that over the last five years fare revenues 
increased from 30 percent of the operating budget to 38 percent in 1994. Other funding 
sources are the general fund, state, federal and local subsidies. The SRTP is a blueprint of 
how we expect to meet future needs, inflationary costs, interest costs of new projects 
coming on-line and expanding service. She said that staff were looking at how fares will 
change over the next decade. They are considering more prepayment of fare by 

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purchasing passes, expanding pass distribution by adding vendors and keeping transit 
affordable. 

Ms. Witt said that staff were looking for more dedicated revenue for Muni. The Charter 
Amendment for the Transportation Commission contains $74 million in dedicated parking 
revenues for Muni. Other possible sources are a Transit Maintenance Assessment District, 
and reassessing the Transit Impact Development Fee. Sixty percent of the sales tax fund 
under the Transportation Authority is set aside for Muni projects. Muni also competes for 
funding on a regional level. 

Norman Rolfe urged the Commission to maintain its service goals and to notify the public 
when the department cannot meet its goals. He said that the goal for LRV service should 
be 105-110 percent rather than 95 percent stated in the SRTP. He emphasized the need for 
transfers and a marketing program to determine demand. 

Bobbie Brown, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, stated that with the 
reduction in available equipment, the decrease in the number of supervisors and the level 
of service demand, Muni is operating a magnificent system. He said Muni needed the 
components to run the system at whatever level of service is decided upon — that is 
equipment, operators and good supervision. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:00 P.M. 



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Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 
Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Management Efficiency and Productivity 
Personnel and Training 

Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 



2:05 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Hardeman, the Minutes of the 
Regular Meeting on July 13, 1993 were approved. 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Carson, the Minutes of the 
Regular Meeting on July 27, 1993 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted in executive session: 

Approving settlement in the case of Webco Pacific, Inc. v. CCSF, 
Superior Court No. 945-846. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Jefferson, Carson 

ABSENT - Hardeman, Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0234 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the San Francisco Water Department totaling $40,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
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Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0235 BF Approving collection of charges for damages for the months of 

May and June 1993, against the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
from miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $8,694.85 and write- 
off compromise reductions for comparative negligence in the 
amount of $7,044.81. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0236 FT Ratifying and approving the Non Civil Service and Temporary 

appointments and removals made by the General Manager for the 
Month of June 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0237 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared and 

recommended by staff, and hereby authorizing Bid Call for 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1051 - Various Locations- 
Replacement of Sidewalks. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0238 WD Approving Amendment No. 2 to the Agreement between the State 

Department of Water Resources and the City and County of San 
Francisco for the Construction, Operation and Maintenance of the 
Temporary Sunol Blowoff Turnout Within South Bay Aqueduct 
Right of Way. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

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93-0239 MR Accepting the work performed under the Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-1026 Presidio Trolley Coach & General Office 
Facility, Rehabilitate HV System of the General Administrative 
Office, as satisfactorily completed; approving Contract Modification 
No. 2 and authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable delays 
of 16 calendar days; and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $13,232.99 to the contractor, T & M Sheet Metal Company. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0240 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway Contract 

No. MR-1039-R - Curtis E. Green Light Rail Facility, Geneva Site - 
Maintenance Building, Paint Booth Fans Modification, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Contract Modification No. 1 
and authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable delays of 70 
calendar days; and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$9,428.65, to the Contractor, E. Mitchell, Inc. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 

NO - Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0241 UEB Approving Contract Modification No. 3 to the Professional Services 

Agreement with Manna Consultants, Inc. which extends the term 
of the contract from April 30, 1991 to December 30, 1991; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $76,901.32. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0242 GM Designating Tuesday, September 14, 1993 at 4:00 P.M., in Room 

282, City Hall, San Francisco, California, as the date, time and 
place for a public hearing to consider revisions to the Municipal 
Railway discount fares. 



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VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Carson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0243 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal Railway to 

execute a permit with Friends of the Cable Car Museum, Inc. to 
assume the curatorship and operate the souvenir concession of the 
Cable Car Museum commencing August 15, 1993 and continuing 
until September 30, 1994. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0244 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1050, Overhead 

Lines Traction Power Systems Various Locations - Installation of 
Traffic Preempts Phase I in the amount of $116,040.00 to Hetch 
Hetchy Transit Power. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0245 BF Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of the Bureau of 

Finance to apply for and accept up to $2.8 million of Bridge Toll 
funds for SFMRIC lease payment and $53.6 million of regional 
funds such as Transportation Development Act (TDA), State 
Transit Assistance (STA), AB 1107 half-cent sales tax revenues, 
BART Transfer funds, and federal assistance through the Sections 8 
and 9 programs for 1993-94 Municipal Railway operations, and to 
expend the $41,200 in planning funds from Section 8 program. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0246 UEB Approving the transfer of a total of $572,342.00 from various Hetch 

Hetchy Water and Power projects to Project 873 Priest Reservoir 

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Diversion Channel in order to award the construction contract and 
provide construction management services. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0247 UEB Approving award of Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-835, Priest 

Reservoir Diversion Channel in the amount of $1,271,390.00 to R.D. 
& S. Contractor, Inc. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Housing 

Anson B. Moran, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that all employees 
residing in PUC housing had been advised of their new rental rate which is due to 
become effective October 11, 1993. Meet and confer sessions are in progress with the 
union on this matter. Regarding the department's policies on assignment of housing, a 
memorandum on Hetch Hetchy's existing policy has been submitted to the Commission 
and the Water Department is developing a written policy which will be forwarded to the 
Commission when it has been completed. Regarding the rental rate for new employees, 
staff have concerns about establishing two classes of employees paying different amounts 
for the same benefit. It would be staff's intention to defer this issue until after 
implementation of the new rental schedule. 

Commissioner Hardeman stated that he was opposed to a two-tier rent schedule. 

Street Lights 

Mr. Moran stated that the Commission's policy of using high pressure sodium street lights 
had been submitted to the Board of Supervisors for adoption. The question has been 
raised as to whether the City should buy out street lights currently owned by Pacific Gas 
and Electric Company (PG&E). He said that the City had been interested in that for some 
time. PG&E had expressed an interest in converting existing lights from mercury vapor 
to high pressure sodium. Then the City would pay PG&E the price of the conversion and 
take ownership of the lights. The department is currently assessing the proposal. 



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PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Pearl Bothino, 3005 San Bruno Avenue, stated that she had received a water bill for 
$151.00 when her usual bill is about $35.00. This matter was referred to the Water 
Department. 

Harry Jamerson, representing the Cement Masons Union, stated that the Commission had 
awarded construction contracts to contractors who do not pay the prevailing wage and 
are not signatory to a bonafide apprenticeship program or pay into an apprenticeship 
training program. 

Commissioner Makras requested that staff look into these allegations and report the 
findings to the Commission. 



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Item No. (10) : Presentation of the Terminal Separator Structure/Transbay Terminal 
Report. 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, of the Department of City Planning, presented the alternatives to the 
Terminal Separator Structure that were covered in the report with the aid of maps and 
charts. She said that the issue was how to replace the capacity lost by the ramps that 
were demolished due to earthquake damage. Should the ramps be rebuilt as they were 
before the earthquake? Or, should the City pursue alternative designs? She discussed 
traffic issues, funding of a replacement structure and completion schedules for each 
alternative. This was an informational presentation since the Board of Supervisors is the 
decision making body on this matter. 

Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, described the current problems 
Muni is experiencing around First, Battery, and Bush Streets due to the increase in traffic 
congestion on the street after loss of the ramps. He urged implementation of interim 
measures, and inclusion of mitigation measures for surface transit in the selected 
alternative. He expressed concerns about the potential for traffic conflicts with Muni 
Metro when it is constructed on The Embarcadero. 

Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, spoke in favor of not replacing the 
Terminal Separator and looking at implementing Transportation System Management, 
(TSM) measures before rebuilding. If rebuilding is necessary, Alternative 3 would be the 
least disruptive. 

David Pilpel said that a larger range of alternatives should be considered, and urged re- 
establishment of the East Bay Terminal Facility. 



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John Woodbury, member of the Board of Directors of AC Transit, stated that Concept A 
for the Transbay Terminal Facility would result in additional costs of $2.7 million 
annually to AC Transit. He urged its rejection as soon as possible. Concept B would not 
be operationally feasible due to the loss of bus storage capacity. Concept C or something 
similar is the most feasible and could emphasize the role the terminal could play as a 
regional terminal. 

Bob Meyers spoke in behalf of San Francisco Beautiful, the American Institute of 
Architects, and business and property owners on Folsom Street. He said that any of the 
alternatives were far better than the Caltrans alternative. 

In response to Commissioners comments, Mr. Moran suggested preparing a letter to the 
Board of Supervisors for the President's signature expressing the need for traffic 
mitigation measures as part of any long term plan. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled 
to take final action on this matter August 23, 1993, which is prior to this Commission's 
next meeting. 



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Resolution No. 93-0242 : Designating Tuesday, September 14, 1993 at 4:00 P.M., in Room 
282, City Hall, San Francisco, California as the date, time and place for a public hearing to 
consider revisions to the Municipal Railway discount fares. 

This matter was calendared for discussion of implementation of the revised fare structure 
and consideration of whether or not to schedule a public hearing on further revisions to 
Municipal Railway fares. 

President Yu began the discussion with public comments. The following persons spoke: 
in opposition to the fare increase for senior citizens, youth and disabled persons; 
opposition to the elimination of transfers; in favor of restoration of transfers; and urged 
the Commission to schedule a public hearing to address these issues. 

Barbara Elias-Baker, Senior Action Network 

Flora P. Caragay, Senior Action Network 

Geraldine G. Earp, Senior Action Network 

Shirley A. Bierly, Senior Action Network 

Jeanne Lynch, Senior Action Network 

Bill Price, Region II, Congress of California Seniors 

Bob Planthold 

Dwight Benina, presented a petition 

Shelley Elvira Salieri 

Phillip Seronick 

Yvonne Morro 

Ethel Dudley Blair 

Landis Whistler, Stonestown Tenants Association 

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Lee Brown, NAACP 

A. M. Schreiber 

Robert Pender, Park Merced Residents Organization 

David Spero 

Irina Oryol, Mercy Terrace 

Nick Pasquariello 

Maggie Olesen 

Lee Goland 

David Pilpel spoke in opposition to scheduling a public hearing. 

Commissioner Hardeman suggested using a transfer stamped "senior, youth, disabled" for 
discount riders. 

At 4:00 P.M., the meeting was recessed. 

At 4:15 P.M., the meeting was reconvened. 

President Yu summarized some of the issues raised in the public testimony. She 
mentioned the fairness of the increase in senior, youth and disabled fares relative to the 
basic adult fare increase; accessibility as regards the Day Pass; and perceived 
discrimination in the manner in which the fare package was put together. She said that 
the Commission would like to address the issues related to the discount fares including 
access to a day pass for discount riders. However, the Commission wants to give the no 
transfer system a chance to work and to see what the revenue package will be. 

Commissioner Hardeman spoke in favor of opening the hearings entirely. 

Commissioner Jefferson stated that the fare package submitted to the Board of Supervisors 
was a balanced package, but the Board's action placed a disproportionate burden on 
seniors, youth and disabled. He said that the Commission needed to find a way to 
accommodate this segment of the community. 

Commissioner Makras moved to hold a public hearing on senior, youth and disabled 
fares. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The motion passed unanimously. The date of 
September 14, 1993 at 4:00 P.M. was selected for the hearing. 



Resolution No. 92-0243 : Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal Railway to 
execute a permit with Friends of the Cable Car Museum, Inc. to assume the curatorship 
and operate the souvenir concession of the Cable Car Museum commencing August 15, 
1993. 

Charles Zell, Director of the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive 
Historical Society, said that the Chapter had operated the museum for 19 years. He said 
that the Chapter expended $180,000 for engineering to remodel the museum. The 

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estimate for the improvements was $1.6 million, the same amount the Municipal Railway 
is seeking from grant funds. Last year, the Chapter lost $24,000. He said that any other 
operator will be confronted with the same problems to which Muni was unresponsive. 
There is a need for cable car riders to be able to get off the cable car and tour the museum 
and have an assurance that they can reboard. Another issue is the lack of parking for 
tour buses. He mentioned poor lighting and inadequate electrical service were not 
corrected by Muni. He urged the Commission to examine the details of the contract. 

Craig Arthur, Friends of the Cable Car Museum, referred to the term of the permit that 
allows termination with 60 days notice. He asked for deletion of that provision because 
he felt that it would hinder their efforts to raise money for capital improvements. 

Commissioner Makras suggested changing the terms to six months termination without 
cause and 60 days termination with cause. Commissioner Jefferson moved to amend the 
provisions. Commissioner Makras seconded. The amendment passed unanimously. 

On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner Carson, the permit was 
approved by a unanimous vote. 



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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:45 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 






Frank M. Jordan 
MAYOR 



REGULAR MEETING 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00J> j m1_^ 
gusf24, 1993) 



DO r.i IM^M^S nEPt ' 
SEP 1 1993 

SAN FR ANC i S A C D v 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Patricia A. Carson 

BUREAUS 
Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Management Efficiency and Productivity 
Personnel and Training 

Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 



2:05 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Carson, the Minutes of the 
Special Meeting on August 6, 1993 were approved. 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the Minutes of the 
Regular Meeting on August 10, 1993 were approved. 



Tapes of the meetings are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0248 GM Directing staff that any changes to the identity and look of the 

Municipal Railway must be approved by the Commission and that 
the Commission will seek to maintain a high degree of uniformity 
of design in its transportation facilities. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President 
Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0249 BF Amending Rule 6, Sections D and E, and Rule 7, Sections A 

through D, Rules and Regulations, Public Utilities Commission 
Revolving Funds to adjust fund balances within the current total 
Revolving Fund Allocations and to revise authorized signatures 
list for the revolving fund bank accounts. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0250 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the Municipal Railway totaling $75,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0251 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the Municipal Railway totaling $113,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0252 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the Municipal Railway totaling $19,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0253 BF Approving collection of charges for damages against the San 

Francisco Municipal Railway in the amount of $11,091.50, and the 
Water Department in the amount of $720.37, for the month of July 
1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



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93-0254 UEB Approving Contract Modification No. 2 to Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-894, Upper Market Street Transit Thoroughfare 
Project, Phase 3 - Duboce to Castro, increasing the contract amount 
by $556,654.47; and extending contract completion time from 602 
calendar days to 623 calendar days. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0255 UEB Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Water and 

Power Contract No. HH-829R, O-Shaughnessy Septic System 
Rehabilitation Phase II, as satisfactorily completed; assessing 
liquidated damages in the amount of $4,950.00 for 11 days of 
avoidable delays; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 3 in 
the amount of $5,919.45; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 22 calendar days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $5,896.16 to the contractor, San Luis 
Construction. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0256 UEB Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-2097, 8-Inch 

Ductile Iron Main Installation in Front Street between Jackson and 
Union Streets; Broadway between Davis and Front Streets; Davis 
Street between Broadway and Vallejo Streets; Vallejo Street 
between Davis and Front Streets, in the amount of $216,600.00 to 
Uniacke Construction, Inc., as the lowest responsive bidder. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0257 UEB Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-2138, 8-Inch 

Ductile Iron Main Installation in Bryant Street between 22nd and 
24th Streets; York Street between 22nd and 26th Streets; and 
Hampshire Street between 22nd and 25th Streets, in the amount of 
$449,000.00 to P&J Utility Co., as the lowest responsive bidder. 

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VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0258 UEB Rejecting the sole bid received for Water Department Contract No. 

WD-2147R, SFWD Fire Protection System, from Allied Fire 
Protection; approving the combination of the CDD fire detection 
upgrade and the fire detection and alarm system at 425 Mason 
Street, San Francisco, California into one contract under WD- 
2147R; and authorizing readvertisement of the contract. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0259 UEB Authorizing bid call for Water Department Contract No. WD-2159, 

Forest Hill Concrete Tank Interior Coating. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0260 HH Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to apply for, 

accept and expend $50,000 of grant funds from the U.S. 
Department of Energy and the Urban Consortium Energy Task 
Force to support its energy management activities. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0261 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the contract with 

Morrison Knudsen Corporation to rebuild three additional PCC 
streetcars at a cost of $600,000 each plus $470,000 for spare parts; 
increasing the contract amount by $2,270,000, for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $10,317,450; and extending the expiration 
date to purchase the remaining option vehicles to December 4, 
1993. 

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VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0262 WD Approving a fund transfer of $68,393 from Project 756 Stone Dam 

Watershed to Project 807 Watershed Management Plans; and 
authorizing the General Manager of the Water Department to 
amend the professional service agreement with EDAW, Inc. to 
perform Phase III of the Watershed Management Plans/Programs 
Environmental Impact Reports Project at a cost not to exceed 
$628,000, thereby increasing the contract amount to $1,708,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0263 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to execute a mutual aid agreement with other water 
agencies in State OES Region 2 to provide assistance to each other 
in times of emergency. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0264 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to negotiate and execute a five-year Memorandum of 
Understanding with the San Francisco Unified School District, the 
Department of Public Works Bureau of Environmental Regulation 
and Management (DPW/BERM), and the Chief Administrative 
Office Solid Waste Management Program (CAO/SWMP) to 
continue the implementation of a comprehensive water and energy 
conservation education program in San Francisco public schools, 
for an annual cost not to exceed $30,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0265 BF Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance to extend 

the professional services contract with Smith Dawson Associates, 
Inc. to serve as PUC's liaison, advocate and advisor on federal 
transportation program matters, on a month-to-month basis for a 
period not to exceed 12 months expiring on June 30, 1994, at a rate 
of $150 per hour, for a total contract amount not to exceed $55,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 
NO - Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President 
Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0266 BF Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of Supervisors a 

supplemental appropriation of $2,050 million for Municipal 
Railway maintenance activities and $1.9 million for platform 
salaries and benefits. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Carson 
NO - Makras 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0267 BF Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance to apply 

for, accept, and expend $352,000 in Federal Enhancement Program 
capital assistance and $48,000 from state, regional, and local match 
funds, for the 19th Avenue Passenger Platforms. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Carson 



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COMMUNICATIONS 

President Yu directed staff to calendar the following matters at the next regularly 
scheduled Commission meeting: 

(1) Letter received from Commissioner Makras regarding the possibility of 
refinancing Water Department bonds. 

(2) Request from the California Pacific Medical Center for PUC to provide 
assistance in obtaining federal grant funds. 

President Yu announced that a letter was received from Ed Yee regarding the painting of 
flags on utility polls in North Beach and Chinatown areas. She requested that this matter 
be discussed at a later time. 



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INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Makras requested that staff calendar for discussion the modification of the 
agreement with Cerenio Management Group, the Municipal Railway's paratransit broker. 
A $40,000 modification agreement was approved by the Commission on July 27, 1993. 
Since that meeting, Commissioner Makras said that he reviewed the contract and believes 
that the Commission should reconsider this request for additional funds. 

Commissioner Makras requested that staff calendar for discussion, Hetch Hetchy's 
request to rehabilitate the Old Moccasin Powerhouse. The Commission approved this 
project on July 27, 1993. Commissioner Makras said that he reviewed the scope of work 
that would be done and he believed that there are policy issues that the Commission 
needs to discuss before staff proceeds with the project. A meeting date was not set to 
discuss this matter. 

Commissioner Makras mentioned that the City had hired Scott Shaw to oversee graffiti 
cleanup. He requested staff to calendar for the next PUC meeting a request to fund a 
graffiti cleanup program. Mr. Moran said that $160,000 is being requested to fund a 
Vehicle Cleaning Program in the Supplemental Appropriation Request on today's 
calendar for Municipal Railway maintenance activities. 



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INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Makras requested that staff calendar for Commission's action the issue of 
restructuring the claims functions of the Public Utilities Commission. Commissioner 
Makras requested an organizational and personnel restructuring of the Claims Division. 
President Yu referred the matter to the PUC Acting General Manager for reply before it 
is calendared for action. 

Commissioner Hardeman spoke about tremendous bogus claims against New Jersey's 
transit system. He urged that staff be mindful that bogus claims could also be 
happening in the Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Hardeman thanked Mike Patterson, watershed keeper at Hetch Hetchy, for 
the tour of the Kirkwood powerhouse and the diversion tunnel beneath the 
O'Shaughnessy Dam. 



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GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

19th Avenue Project 

Johnny Stein, Municipal Railway General Manager, reported that Muni staff had made 
service adjustments during construction on 19th Avenue. M Line passengers would be 
bused from the outer terminal to St. Francis Circle where they would transfer to light rail 
vehicles (LRVs). This will avoid congestion in the West Portal area. He said that flyers 
were going to be distributed to advise commuters of service adjustments and transfer 
privileges. 

Richard Brandt, Manager of Utilities Engineering Bureau, discussed the status of the 
construction phase of the project. Staff is in the process of modifying rail lines and 
constructing new platforms at Winston and Holloway Streets. It is expected that this 
phase would be completed in the latter part of October 1993. Mr. Brandt stated that the 
project is on schedule. He said that Phase 2, which is in final design, consists of double 
crossovers, 19th Avenue and Junipero Serra re-railing, platform amenities and 
realignment. Staff is currently bidding a contract for the installation of crossovers, which 
would be followed by amenities, Junipero Serra realignment, and 19th and Junipero Serra 
re-railing, if funds are available. 

Mr. Brandt stated that the project has a shortfall of Si. 5 million due to major changes, 
such as re-railing of 19th Avenue and Junipero Serra, additional work required for Crespi 
Drive relocation, and amenities. He said that on today's calendar staff is requesting 
$400,000 to fund the design and construction of 19th Avenue platforms. Staff intends to 
calendar a request to address the remaining shortfall at the next Commission meeting. 



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Commissioners Yu, Hardeman and Makras raised questions with respect to who would 
be responsible for the costs of building and maintaining bus shelters on 19th Avenue. 
Mr. Brandt stated that San Francisco State University would assume responsibility for the 
maintenance of the bus shelter at Holloway. As to the shelter on Winston, the design 
and maintenance of the shelter are yet to be resolved. President Yu asked why the 
shelters cannot be included in the contract with Gannett Outdoor, Muni's transit shelter 
provider. Peter Straus, of the Transportation Planning Division, stated that the bus 
shelter on Winston is specially designed and that the standard shelter design was not 
adequate for the location. Also, Gannett Outdoor has fulfilled its obligation to build 
1,000 shelters in San Francisco. 

Hanna Silverman, from Muni Community Affairs, said that staff worked with the Art 
Commission and engaged a couple of San Francisco State University professors to help 
them with the design of the shelters. Staff also met with the 19th Avenue Citizens 
Advisory Committee regarding the design and the proposal to put advertising in the 
shelters. The Committee opposed the idea of advertising in the shelters. 

Commissioner Hardeman expressed concern whether San Francisco State University 
would be able to fund the maintenance of the shelter. 

Commissioners Yu and Hardeman pointed out that when the project was initially 
presented no issues were raised nor discussed relative to the design of the shelters until 
this meeting. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt a resolution that the bus shelters on 19th 
Avenue be similar in design with shelters throughout the City. Angela Karikas, Deputy 
City Attorney, advised that the Commission cannot take action because the matter was 
calendared as a status report and that proper notification was not given. Commissioner 
Jefferson moved to make a finding that a need for Commission action arose after the 
calendar was published. Commissioner Makras seconded. The motion passed 
unanimously. 

David Pilpel commented that the Commission oversees the project and should make 
decisions on matters related to the project and that the neighborhood committee does not 
have the power to veto an action of the Commission. 

Robert Pender suggested that minutes of the neighborhood meetings be kept. He 
suggested putting roofs over the platforms on 19th Avenue. 

Bob Planthold spoke supporting the direction given to staff regarding uniformity of bus 
shelters throughout the City. 



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Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt a resolution directing staff to ensure uniformity 
of bus shelters throughout the City and that any deviation from the standard design 
should be brought for approval of the Commission. President Yu seconded. The 
motion passed unanimously. Commissioner Jefferson suggested that staff present to the 
Commission a design for the 19th Avenue shelter consistent with the adopted policy. 

Andy Moran summarized the Commission's direction, as: that there would be no 
delegation of authority to neighborhood committees; any deviation from the standard 
design would require express approval of the Commission; all discussions on shelters 
should include an understanding that the Municipal Railway would not incur any 
obligation for the maintenance of these facilities; and if there are any cost changes, 
competitive with other capital projects, additional funds will not be recommended to the 
Commission. 



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PUBLIC COMMENTS: 

David Pilpel commented about the shortage in street supervisors and missed runs. He 
also suggested inviting Gannett Fleming to the Commission meeting to talk about the 
advertising program. Mr. Pilpel asked why the public hearing to consider Municipal 
Railway service reductions was canceled. President Yu stated that the meeting was 
canceled at her direction due to funding issues which cannot be resolved for another two 
months. 

Alice Fialkin urged the Commission to submit to the Transport Workers' Union Local 
200, any proposal regarding changes to the Municipal Railway's claims function before it 
is calendared for action. Ms. Fialkin also urged the Commission to fill three vacant 
Transit Supervisor positions to improve street supervision. 

Sue Hestor, of Bernal Heights, asked where tokens and passes could be purchased. She 
stated that there are no pass outlets on Cortland Street where she lives. On the 19th 
Avenue platforms, she suggested shifting the maintenance cost of the shelters to the 
Stonestown Shopping Center. 

Mary Trammel, Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, inquired whether all contracts 
awarded by PUC have affirmative action goals. She was referred to the PUC Contract 
Compliance unit for information. 



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PUBLIC HEARING 

Resolution No. 93-0249 : Amending Rule 6, Sections D and E, and Rule 7, Sections A 
through D, Rules and Regulations, Public Utilities Commission Revolving Funds to adjust 
fund balances within the current total Revolving Fund Allocations. 

David Pilpel expressed support for the amendment. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved and President Yu seconded to adopt the resolution. 
The motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0261 : Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the contract with 
Morrison Knudsen Corporation to rebuild three additional PCC streetcars at a cost of 
$600,000 each plus $470,000 for spare parts; increasing the contract amount by $2,270,000, 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $10,317,450. 

Commissioner Makras suggested that staff explore other means to fund the last four 
street cars. 

Commissioner Makras moved and President Yu seconded to adopt the resolution. The 
motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0263 : Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission to execute a mutual aid agreement with other water agencies in State OES 
Region 2. 

Mr. Moran suggested including Hetch Hetchy as one of the participating agencies in the 
mutual aid agreement. President Yu moved to amend the resolution. Commissioner 
Carson seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 

President Yu moved to adopt the amended resolution. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. 
The motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0265 : Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance to extend 
the professional services contract with Smith Dawson Associates, Inc. to serve as PUC's 
liaison, advocate and advisor on federal transportation program matters. 

Commissioner Makras expressed concern that the contract has been running with Smith 
Dawson Associates for some time and that staff should consider rebidding it. Mr. 
Moran responded that Smith Dawson Associates is very qualified and effective as PUC's 
liaison. He stated that he may consider rebidding the contract when administrative 
changes occur in the federal government. 



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Commissioner Hardeman moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Jefferson 
seconded. Commissioner Makras voted no. The motion passed 4-1. 



Resolution No. 93-0266 : Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation of $2,050 million for Municipal Railway 
maintenance activities and $1.9 million for platform salaries and benefits. 

Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790, urged the Commission to reinstate the 34 car cleaners who 
were laid off in March 1993. 

Bob Planthold, Mum Accessibility Advisory Group, expressed support of the request for 
a supplemental appropriation to fund maintenance work at the Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Makras urged the Commission to increase the number of car cleaners 
requested in the allocation. President Yu stated that getting Muni vehicles on the street 
has higher priority than keeping the buses clean. 

Michelle Witt, Finance Director, explained that the Mayor's Office agreed with the 
proposed allocation of $2.0 million for maintenance but had not commented on the $1.9 
million for platform salaries and benefits. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved to adopt the resolution. President Yu seconded. 
Commissioner Makras voted no. The motion passed 4-1. 



Item No. (18) : Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of Supervisors a 
supplemental appropriation of $100,000 to fund a professional services contract to update 
the costs, statistics, methodologies and boundaries associated with a Core Area Transit 
Maintenance District. 

David Pilpel expressed support for the resolution. 

Sue Hestor urged the Commission to proceed with the project. She stated that the 
business community that benefits from the transit system should start sharing the costs. 

Commissioner Makras urged the Commission to disapprove this project because it is anti 
business and unrealistic. He said that targeting just the business community means 
basically taxing them. It would also cause them to move out of San Francisco. 

President Yu expressed concern about equity among community groups. It was her 
opinion that the proposal was not fair and was counter productive. She commented that 
she would support a proposal that would charge vehicle owners a certain amount which 
would be incorporated with vehicle registration fees. 



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Commissioner Hardeman stated that the core area maintenance district was a 
discriminatory tax and that he would not support it. 

Commissioner Jefferson stated that the Commission is obligated to find longer term 
revenue sources for the Municipal Railway and so far, this proposal is the only tangible 
source presented to the Commission. 

June Gutfieisch, Supervisor Sue Bierman's aide, urged the Public Utilities Commission to 
approve the request for funding to conduct an updated study of the Core Area Transit 
Maintenance District. 

President Yu moved to continue this item to the next meeting. Commissioner Hardeman 
seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0267 : Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance to apply 
for, accept, and expend $352,000 in Federal Enhancement Program capital assistance and 
$48,000 from state, regional, and local match funds, for the 19th Avenue Passenger 
Platforms. 

David Pilpel expressed support for the grant application. 

President Yu moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Hardeman seconded. The 
motion passed unanimously. 



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Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Morton Miller 



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Anson B. Moran 
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Call to Order: 2:10 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Morton Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the Minutes of the 
Regular Meeting on August 24, 1993 were approved. 



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RESOLUTION 

NO. 

On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0268 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the Municipal Railway totaling $180,495.62. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0269 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the Water Department totaling $55,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Hardeman, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0270 GM Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to contract uniformed 

security guard services for the Public Utilities Commission for 1993- 
94. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 

NO - Makras 

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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0271 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to execute the 

Fourth Amendment to the agreement with Murray, Burns and 
Kienlen, Inc. for professional engineering services, to increase 
funding by $15,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$151,500. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0272 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

execute Amendment No. 3 to the agreement with Corrosion 
Engineering and Research Co. (CERCO), for professional services 
regarding cathodic protection studies and corrosion control and 
monitoring programs, extending the contract term from September 
30, 1993 to June 30, 1995. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 

On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0273 UEB Accepting the work performed under Water Department Contract 

No. WD-2140, Bay Division Pipeline No. 4, Backfilling of Pipeline 
and Miscellaneous Repairs, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Contract Modification No. 1 for credit in the amount of $404.91 and 
time extension of three (3) calendar days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $6,033.32 to the contractor, A. Ruiz 
Construction Co. & Associates, Inc. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0274 HH Requesting that the Board of Supervisors approve the membership of 

Hetch Hetchy Water and Power in the Western Urban Water 
Coalition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of 
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Society of 
Civil Engineers and that the Administrative Code Section 16.6-5 be 
modified to reflect these memberships. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0275 PT Approving all Non-Civil Service and temporary appointments and 

removals made by the General Manager for the month of July 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0276 WD Indicating the Public Utilities Commission support and approval of 

the Water Department's participation in a City-wide lease financing 
program to acquire an 800-mhz Trunking Radio Communications 
System or other equivalent system with an estimated cost to the 
Water Department of $998,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0277 WD Authorizing termination of lease agreement with Space 

Systems/Loral, Inc., as lessee, for a 50± acre portion of Water 
Department watershed land located at the southerly end of Calaveras 
Reservoir in Santa Clara County. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0278 UEB Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1107, Station Agent 

Booth Improvements, to Cresci Electric Inc., in the amount of 
$182,991.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0279 UEB Approving incorporation of the Calaveras Tower Ventilation System 

in the Water Department Contract WD-2130R, Ventilation of Adit 
Structures; rescinding contract award from Eslinger and Son 
Construction Co., Inc.; and authorizing readvertisement of the 
contract. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Makras, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0280 BF Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to proceed with 

the issuance of not to exceed $90,000,000 of San Francisco Water 
Department Revenue Bonds, 1993 Refunding Series A, for the 
purpose of refunding the Series of 1991 Bonds. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0281 BF Authorizing the General Manager to negotiate and enter into a cost 

reimbursement agreement with California Pacific Medical Center in 
which Public Utilities Commission staff will assist with acquiring 
Federal Transit Administration grant funds. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Makras, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

93-0282 MR Approving settlement of litigation in the case of White-Mazur v. 

Municipal Railway, United States District Court No. 92-4255. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

93-0283 MR Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Robert Drapeau v. 

CCSF, Superior Court No. 945-048. 



VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

93-0284 Directing the General Manager of Public Utilities to pursue 

legislative relief concerning aspects of the American Disability Act 
accommodation through our elected State and Federal legislators and 
lobbyists. 



VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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ANNOUNCEMENT 

President Yu welcomed the newly appointed Commissioner, Morton Miller. 



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COMMUNICATIONS 

Core Area Transit Maintenance District 

President Yu announced that the calendar item regarding the Core Area Transit 
Assessment District would be continued as requested by Supervisor Sue Bierman. 
President Yu directed staff to calendar this item on a date to be set by the Public Utilities 
General Manager upon request of Supervisor Bierman. Commissioner Makras suggested 
that staff furnish the Supervisor copies of all communications received by the 
Commission on this matter. 

Transport Workers Union Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 

President Yu requested the City Attorney to advise the Commission in writing as to the 
Commission's authority to act concerning certain provisions of the Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU). Commissioner Makras suggested that the City Attorney's report 
include background information on the negotiations, scope of discussion, and whether the 
Commission has the latitude to accept, reject and amend relative to this MOU. 

James Lazarus, Deputy Mayor, urged the Commission to support the Memorandum of 
Understanding negotiated between the Mayor's Office and the Transport Workers Union 
(TWU) to freeze wage increases for transit operators for Fiscal Year 1993-94. Mr. Lazarus 
stated that the provisions of the agreement include conditions such as: the Mayor agreed 
not to submit a charter amendment that would alter the terms and conditions of 
employment for TWU members during fiscal year 1993-94; the savings from the wage 
freeze concessions would remain within the Municipal Railway; vacant transit operator 
positions would be filled; the Mayor would seek approval of the Civil Service 
Commission to extend the life of part-time operator List E-133; the Mayor would not 
propose privatization of any lines of Muni operations during fiscal year 1993-94; and, any 
Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee (MFAC) or audit findings dealing with the current 
MOU would be reviewed with TWU prior to public release. 

Larry Martin, International Representative, Transport Workers Union, stated that the 
Transport Workers Union made every effort to deal with the financial conditions of the 
City and for that reason they agreed to the proposed changes. 

Commissioner Makras stated that he believed that the Commission should look at the 
entire MOU and make appropriate recommendations that could benefit the City. 

Commissioner Hardeman stated that the City had not met the requirements of the MOU 
agreement regarding the number of transit operators. He said that TWU made a major 
concession that if the MOU is signed, TWU will not pursue any grievance or arbitration 
with respect to the reduction of operators. 



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David Pilpel spoke in favor of getting the City Attorney's opinion regarding the 
Commission's jurisdiction over the Memorandum of Understanding. He suggested to 
include in that report any policy and financial ramifications in the MOU. 

Commissioner Hardeman complimented the Mayor's Office, the Public Utilities General 
Manager and the Transport Workers Union for their efforts in the negotiation process. 

President Yu directed that this item be continued to a special meeting on Friday, 
September 17, 1993 at 4:00 p.m. 



Other Communications 

President Yu noted that a letter was received from the Mayor's Office requesting that the 
Commission hold a public hearing on articulated buses on Chestnut Street. She directed 
staff to calendar this item on October 12, 1993. 

President Yu stated that U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi held a press conference 
regarding the Waterfront Projects and the Muni Metro Turnback Project. The Municipal 
Railway and the Utilities Engineering Bureau were not represented in this event. Mayor 
Frank Jordan wrote to President Yu apologizing for that omission and indicating 
recognition for staff's contribution to these projects. President Yu stated that there would 
be a ground breaking ceremony with PUC and UEB for the Muni Metro Turnback Project 
in the future. 

Commissioner Makras requested staff to reply to a letter sent by Dolores Glass on 
September 9, 1993 about a Muni incident. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested sending a thank you letter to the American Public 
Transit Association (APTA) for choosing San Francisco as the site for APTA's Civil Rights 
and Human Resources Seminar. 

Commissioner Jefferson requested the General Manager of Public Utilities to prepare a 
report listing the claims paid by the City where Muni drivers were found liable, the 
amount of claim settlements, and what type of disciplinary action was taken. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Anson B. Moran, General Manager of Public Utilities, announced that Annette Williams, 
Manager of Municipal Railway Accessible Services Program, was among the ten women 
who were recognized by the Commission on the Status of Women in a recognition 
ceremony. 

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Mr. Moran reported that staff was proceeding toward implementation of the rent increase 
for Hetch Hetchy and Water Department housing facilities on October 11, 1993. He stated 
that staff met and conferred with Local 790 representatives and have reached impasse on 
this issue. The underlying dispute was the authority the Commission has to take its prior 
action. 

Mr. Moran announced that he would be out of state from September 25 through October 
3, 1993. 

Gordon Smith of the Municipal Railway Community Affairs Division, discussed the status 
of marketing the one week and one day passes. He stated that staff is expanding the 
current network of 225 vendors and would need an additional 30 vendors in targeted 
areas. 

Commissioner Makras inquired about the costs of implementing the one week and one 
day passes. Mr. Moran responded that the production and distribution cost for a one 
day pass would be $0.22 ($0.07 for printing and $0.15 vendor commission). 
Commissioner Makras stated that it was illogical to implement the day pass knowing that 
the Municipal Railway would not make money from it. He asked what the revenue 
enhancement would be in implementing the day passes. Mr. Moran explained that it is 
difficult to project revenues because rider behavior is still unknown until the day pass 
goes into effect on October 1st. 



PUBLIC COMMENT 

David Pilpel suggested that staff advise the Board of Supervisors' Housing Committee of 
PUC's plan to hold a public hearing on the articulated trolleys on Chestnut Street. He 
suggested that the Commission review the transfer policy; hold a public hearing on 
transit shelters; revise the resolution regarding copy fees; and review fare agreements with 
regional transit agencies for consistency with the Municipal Railway fare increase. 



James Bryant, Local 790 representative, stated that Local 790 would like to proceed with 
the process of mediation before rental fees for Hetch Hetchy and Water Department 
housing facilities are raised. 



Deetje Boler requested removal of Contravision advertising on Muni buses. She stated 
that passengers could not see out the windows and they miss their stops. 



Howard Strassner of the Sierra Club stated that the process of implementing the day pass 
should have been started earlier. 



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Tom Grubb requested that the Commission reconsider the fare for express buses and 
remove the $0.25 premium charge. 



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Item No. (9) : To receive public comments on Muni projects for which financial assistance 
is being sought under the Federal Transit Act of 1991: purchase of replacement trolley 
coaches, purchase replacement light rail vehicles, and construct the Muni Metro Turnback. 

David Pilpel questioned the incremental operating costs related to the acquisition of these 
vehicles and how those costs are going to be funded. Michelle Witt, Finance Director, 
explained that the Transportation Authority agreed to pay for the incremental operating 
cost of the trolley buses. Ms. Witt stated that the replacement light rail vehicles would 
not cost too much to operate. The Muni Metro Turnback project would not incur any 
incremental operating cost until the project comes on line. 



Resolution No. 93-0270 : Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to contract 
uniformed security guard services for the Public Utilities Commission. 

Commissioner Makras questioned the job performance of the existing security services 
contractor. He stated that this is an opportune time for the Commission to improve 
security services if their performance is not satisfactory. Mr. Moran explained that the 
contract was awarded a year ago for a term of two years. This resolution was submitted 
by staff to request authorization to renew the certification in compliance with "Prop J" 
rules that it is cheaper to hire contractors than having City employees do the job. 

James Bryant, Local 790 representative, commented that the Commission should look into 
hiring City employees who were recently laid off. 

David Pilpel inquired about the level of security services and whether revenues and 
facilities operations are covered. 

President Yu moved and Commissioner Hardeman seconded to adopt the resolution. 
Commissioner Makras voted no. 



Item No. (12) : Discussion of the Municipal Railway Short Range Transit Plan and Capital 
Improvement Program. 

David Pilpel inquired about the Municipal Railway's projected revenues shown in the 
financial plan, where it indicated a deficit of $10 million next year to $76 million in nine 
years. Michelle Witt explained that these projections were based on flat general fund 
subsidies and state and federal revenues. She stated that the Municipal Railway would 
need to look into revenue enhancement sources such as the vehicle registration fees and 

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transit assessment district. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested that staff analyze different proposals that would 
address the projected shortfall in the Municipal Railway's budget. 

President Yu suggested that the Commission hold a workshop to address the shortfall 
issue. 

This matter was continued to the next regularly scheduled meeting on September 28, 1993. 



Resolution No. 93-0278 : Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1107, Station 
Agent Booth Improvements, to Cresci Electric Inc. 

Anson B. Moran, Public Utilities General Manager, stated that the three bidders for this 
contract were all minorities. Commissioner Jefferson expressed his appreciation to the 
Utilities Engineering Bureau for taking the lead in hiring minority groups. 

James Bryant, Local 790 representative, thanked the Public Utilities Commission, staff, and 
Transport Workers Union officials for pursuing the station agent booth improvements. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt the resolution. President Yu seconded. The 
motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0280 : Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to proceed 
with the issuance of not to exceed $90,000,000 of San Francisco Water Department 
Revenue Bonds, 1993 Refunding Series A, for the purpose of refunding the Series of 1991 
Bonds. 

The Water Department issued $70 million revenue bonds in 1991 for the replacement and 
repair of existing water facilities. Michelle Witt stated that the City could save $3-$4 
million if these bonds were refunded in the current low bond market. She said that at 
this meeting, staff is requesting the Commission's approval to authorize the Public 
Utilities General Manager to proceed with reissuance of Water Department's bonds. Ms. 
Witt noted that certain matters such as reissuance cost, timing, and bonds funding 
structure have to be considered before refunding. Staff has to consider the cost versus 
savings in refunding. Ms. Witt said that a financial advisor would be needed to provide 
advice to staff on whether the funding structure should proceed by negotiated sale or 
competitive sale. 

Ms. Witt stated that the timing issue was dependent upon staff's ability to submit current 
financial statements. The financial statements would not be available until late October or 
November. Another concern is the time required to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) 
which normally takes about six weeks. Ms. Witt said that staff could reconvene the 
underwriters from the 1991 bond issuance and not issue an RFP. 

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Commissioner Makras suggested that staff consider the timing concern and proceed with 
the negotiated sale structure. He stated that issuing a Request for Proposal would delay 
the process. He suggested that the General Manager of Public Utilities assemble a team to 
undertake the project and complete it by November 10, 1993. 

President Yu stated that under the proposed resolution the General Manager of Public 
Utilities will have the latitude to determine which type of sale is more desirable. She 
directed the General Manager to make this a priority and to advise the Commission as to 
any problems that may arise. 

President Yu made a motion to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Makras seconded. 
The motion passed unanimously. 

The meeting recessed at 3:50 p.m. 

The meeting reconvened at 4:20 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers. 



Item No. (20) : To consider modifications to Municipal Railway Discount Fares for Senior 
Citizens, Youth and Disabled Persons. 

The following individuals were opposed to raising the fares for Senior, Youth and 
Disabled: Jewel McGinniss, Barbara Elias-Baker, Paratransit Coordinating Council; Lisa C. 
Salieri; Jeanne Lynch, Lee Brown, Geraldine G. Earp, Mary Saylor, Gardiana Leduna, 
Senior Action Network; Bob Planthold; Phillip Seronick; Eve Del Castello; Michelle Bravo- 
Timboy; Deetje Boler, Mary Frances Smith, Aroza Simpson, Gray Panthers; Bruce Oka; 
Erma Brown, SFDD Council; Nancy College, Jack German, Menora Park Housing; Michael 
Stevens, Mercy Terrace Apartments; Jillian Tallmer; Romeo L'Hevreux; Ethel D.B. 
Webster; Rose Simpson; Chris (last name unknown); and Bill Price. 

Robert Wondere commented that the senior fare should be at least half of the regular 
adult fare. 

Commissioner Makras questioned whether there is an adequate vendor network in place 
for the October 1, 1993 implementation date of day passes and week passes. He 
expressed his opinion that implementing a day pass system has no economic advantage 
to the Municipal Railway. It will cost a total of $0.22 for a day pass to be printed and 
distributed. Printing of a day pass would cost $0.07 and vendors would be paid $0.15 for 
each pass they sell. If a day pass is sold for $2.25, the Municipal Railway would only be 
getting $0.03 in additional revenue from it. 

Commissioner Makras noted that the Mayor's Office is asking for a contingency plan if 
the vendor system fails. He suggested that staff explore other alternatives such as: 
implementing a one- way transfer or one-hour transfer system; establishing peak-hours for 
seniors; and instituting the proof of payment system. 



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Commissioner Makras made a motion to roll back the fares, reinstate the transfer system, 
establish a one-way, one-hour transfer system, and reinstate the 3-day grace period on the 
monthly pass. 

George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, advised that the item calendared for today's 
meeting was to consider modifications to the discount fares and that proper notice was 
not given with regard to Commissioner Makras' motion on the transfer system and the 3- 
day grace period. 

Commissioner Jefferson noted that staff submitted a fare increase proposal to the Board of 
Supervisors. However the Board rejected staff's proposal and directed the Commission 
to eliminate the transfer system and replace it with a day pass program. Staff followed 
this direction in the context of trying to have the budget approved by the Board. He 
stated that in fairness to seniors, who are not the primary users of the transportation 
system, the Commission should roll back the discount fares. Commissioner Jefferson 
seconded the motion. 

Commissioner Hardeman presented a letter received from the Mayor which Romaine 
Boldridge, Commission Secretary, read for public information. The Mayor directed in his 
letter that the Commission prepare a contingency plan if the day pass fails. 

President Yu explained that the transfers were eliminated to encourage transit users to 
buy the fast pass and to deal with security issues. She stated that the Commission should 
deal with the discount fares separate from the transfer issue. 

On the question, Commissioners Yu, Hardeman, and Miller voted no. The motion failed. 

Commissioner Makras made a motion to hold a public hearing on October 26, 1993 to 
consider the entire Muni fare package. The motion died for lack of a second. 

Ray Simpson urged the Commission not to eliminate the transfer. 

David Pilpel suggested scheduling a calendar item on September 28, 1993 to set a date to 
discuss the fare package and the transfer. 

Bill Price urged the Commission to speed up action on these matters. 

John Washington suggested establishing separate rules concerning discount fares and 
regular fares. 

Commissioner Makras made a motion to establish a day pass for seniors. Commissioner 
Jefferson seconded. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, advised that this motion 
was not included in the calendar and was not part of staff's recommendation. Staff's 
analysis indicated a $3.4 million reduction in revenues if the discount fares were rolled 
back to its previous rates prior to August 1, 1993. Commissioner Makras stated that it 
should be covered and treated as part of the fare package. 

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President Yu suggested that staff schedule an item to set a date to consider transfer and 
day pass issues at the special meeting on Friday, September 17, 1993. 



ANNOUNCEMENT 

President Yu announced that the Commission met in Executive Session immediately 
before this meeting and approved settlement in the cases of White-Mazur v. Municipal 
Railway, United States District Court No. 92-4255, and Robert Drapeau v. CCSF, Superior 
Court No. 945-048, and directed the General Manager of Public Utilities to pursue 
legislative relief concerning aspects of the American Disability Act accommodation 
through elected State and Federal legislators and lobbyists. 



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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 6:20 p.m. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
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Romaine A. Bnldridge 
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Call to Order: 



4:05 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Morton Miller 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 

NO. 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0285 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to execute 

the Memorandum of Agreement with the Transport Workers 
Union of America, AFL-CIO and Transport Workers Union Local 
250A as to Paragraph 3. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 

NO - Hardeman 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Makras, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0286 MR Designating Tuesday, October 12, 1993 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 282, 

City Hall, San Francisco, California as the date, time and place 
for a public hearing to consider revisions to the entire Municipal 
Railway fare structure. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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Resolution No. 93-0285 : Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to execute 
the Memorandum of Agreement with the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO 
and Transport Workers Union Local 250A as to Paragraph 3. 

The Commission adjourned to an executive session at 4:10 p.m., in accordance with 
Government Code Section 54956.9(b) (1) and Charter Section 3.500 (f) (2). 

At 5:15 p.m. the meeting was reconvened. 

President Yu stated that the perimeters of the Commission's and the General Manager's 
prerogatives on this issue extends to Item 3 only. 

David Pilpel stated that the Civil Service Commission had acted to approve the wage 
schedule for fiscal year 1993-94. He questioned the proposed action on the grounds that 
it would set aside the action already taken by the Civil Service Commission. He 
expressed the opinion that certain provisions of the agreement were unprecedented in 
City labor agreements and may violate funding eligibility requirements of the Federal 
Transportation Administration. 

President Yu announced that the Commission met in executive session and was informed 
that the Commission's jurisdiction is limited to paragraph 3. She moved a substitute 
resolution that authorized the General Manager of Public Utilities to execute paragraph 3 
of the agreement. Commissioner Miller seconded the motion. On the question, 
Commissioners Yu, Makras, Jefferson and Miller voted aye; Commissioner Hardeman 
voted no. 

Commissioner Makras stated that while he voted in favor of item 3, he was opposed to 
items 4, 5 and 6 and did not feel it was in the best interest of the City to sign the 
agreement. 



Resolution No. 93-0286 : Designating Tuesday, October 12, 1993 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 282, 
City Hall, San Francisco, California as the date, time and place for a public hearing to 
consider revisions to the entire Municipal Railway fare structure. 

Deetje Boler said that staff had stated previously that Safeway was being considered as a 
possible outlet for passes. She said that due to the boycott of Safeway by the United 
Farm Workers, some people may have difficulty using Safeway. She urged the 
Commission to postpone elimination of transfers and to reinstate the 3-day grace period 
for passes. 

David Pilpel asked about the department's plans for October 1, 1993 regarding transfers. 
President Yu replied that the Board of Supervisors had taken action to eliminate transfers 
and that the Commission could not do anything to rescind that unless the Commission 
goes through the notice process mandated by the Charter as to how the Commission and 
the Board change fares. 

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Commissioner Makras asked if the Commission could pass a resolution urging the Board 
to reverse its transfer policy. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, replied that the 
Commission's fare package which was sent to the Board last April has already been acted 
upon by the Board and signed by the Mayor. To start a new fare process would require 
the notice provisions of the Charter. There is no authority in the Board of Supervisors to 
repeal its earlier action. 

President Yu stated that there are not enough transfers in stock to reinstitute transfers on 
October 1, 1993. The contract for the printing of transfers has been cancelled. She said 
that staff has been looking at options but do not have a viable alternative now. 

Mr. Moran stated that there is no legal fallback plan. Staff have been working to extend 
the vendor network so that people can buy Day Passes and Week Passes. People who 
telephone and say they are not being served by the network will be asked where in their 
neighborhood it would be convenient for them to buy passes. Staff will follow up and 
solicit their participation. 

Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, said that the union had suggested 
40 potential vendors. 

Commissioner Jefferson asked if at the public hearing the Commission discusses the 
transfer as it relates to the adult base fare, does that automatically mean that the 
Commission has opened up the issue of the entire fare structure. Mr. Krueger replied 
that there must be notice to the public. If the notice states that the Commission will 
consider transfers then that is all that can be considered. Transfers are part of fares. If 
the Commission specifies that it just wants to consider transfers then that is all that can 
be acted upon. 

President Yu moved that the substance of the fare hearing would be the entire fare 
package. Commissioner Makras seconded. The motion was passed by a unanimous 
vote. 

President Yu moved to schedule the public hearing for October 12, 1993. Commissioner 
Makras seconded. The motion passed unanimously. Commissioner Hardeman moved to 
schedule the regular meeting for 4:00 p.m., with a special order of business for the public 
hearing at 6:00 p.m. President Yu seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



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PUBLIC COMMENTS 

David Pilpel suggested that the Commission consider a Charter Amendment to limit the 
Board of Supervisors power to either accepting or rejecting fare schedules proposed by 
the Commission. 



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Commissioner Makras asked what the Commission's liability would be if it instructed the 
General Manager of the Municipal Railway to keep issuing transfers. Mr. Krueger 
replied that it would be official misconduct because there is a Board of Supervisors 
resolution signed by the Mayor stating the City's official policy. 

Deerje Boler suggested that staff make arrangements for discount riders to transfer on 
October 1, 1993. 



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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:50 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Frank M. Jordan 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Morton Miller 



DOCi IMENTS DEPT. 

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Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



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Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Personnel and Training 



Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 



2:15 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Patricia A. Carson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the 
Minutes of the Special Meeting on September 17, 1993 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



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93-0287 



BF 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 
against such funds as are or will be available in payment of 
claims against the Municipal Railway totaling $48,580.81. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



93-0288 



BF 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 
against such funds as are or will be available in payment of 
claims against the Water Department totaling $54,512.00. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0289 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of 
claims against the Municipal Railway totaling $142,508.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0290 MR Approving collection of charges against miscellaneous debtors 

of the Municipal Railway in the amount of $14,175.23 for the 
month of August 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0291 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to execute 

the Fifth Amendment to the agreement with Bookman- 
Edmonston, for engineering services, increasing the contract 
amount by $85,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$824,500; and extending the term of the agreement to August 
31, 1994. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0292 WD Authorizing the San Francisco Water Department to enter into a 

Software License Agreement with Stoner Associates, Inc., for 
the use of their proprietary computer software package, in 
connection with the acquisition of a real time-interactive 
computer modeling system. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0293 UEB Approving the transfer of $590,000 from FAMIS Project 710-01 

Millbrae Headquarters Improve Maintenance Area, apportioning 
$60,000 to Project W779.3 Corrugated Metal Building 
Demolition and $530,000 to Project 779.4 Millbrae 
SCADA/WSD Annex Building, to fund the development of 
construction contract documents for both projects. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0294 UEB Accepting the work performed under San Francisco Water 

Department Contract No. WD-2129R, 12-inch Ductile Iron Main 
installation in Johnstone Drive and Medical Center Road and 
Clarendon Avenue as satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of $4,755.00; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable delays of 
twenty-seven (27) working days; authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $13,002.00 to the contractor, Uniacke Construction, 
Inc. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0295 UEB Rejecting all bids submitted for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 

Contract No. HH-833R, Trolley Replacement Project; approving 
the revised plans and specifications; and authorizing rebidding 
of the contract. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0296 MR Adopting the San Francisco Municipal Railway Short Range 

Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program 1993-2002. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 
NO - Makras 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0297 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to contract for 

the provision of paratransit services for Fiscal Year 1993-94. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Miller 
ABSENT - Jefferson 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0298 MR Allowing members of the Armed Forces in uniform to ride 

Municipal Railway vehicles without payment of fares during 
Navy Fleet Week, October 9 through October 13, 1993; and 
providing supplemental service on Line 32-Embarcadero for 
various Fleet Week activities. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by 
Commissioner Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0299 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water Department to 

solicit Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for professional 
engineering services to secure a water supply permit from the 
State Department of Health Services. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0300 BF Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to negotiate 

with the San Mateo County Transit District for the acquisition of 
up to 59 standard 1980 Flyer motor coaches; authorizing an 
application to San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation (SFMRIC) and amending the 1993-94 San 
Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) grant 
application to request approximately $942,000 to fund the 
replacement of a portion of the Municipal Railway diesel fleet. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President 
Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0301 BF Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance to apply 

for, accept, and expend $6,029,520 from 1994-95 State Transit 
Capital Improvement funds and $6,029,520 from regional and 
local matching fund sources to fund the following Municipal 
Railway projects: Trolley Coach Replacement, Rail 
Maintenance Vehicles, 14-Mission Trolley Overhead 
Reconstruction, Trolley Reconstruction-Various Locations, Metro 
Accessibility, Cable Car Renovation, Escalator/Elevator 
Rehabilitation, Historic Streetcar Renovation, and LRV 
Modifications. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted 
in Executive Session: 

93-0302 BF Rejecting settlement of claim in the case of David Goldman v. 

City and County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 946-270. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson 
NO - Miller 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Hardeman reported that he met with Commission President Kay K. Yu, 
Anson B. Moran, Public Utilities General Manager, Johnny Stein, Municipal Railway 
General Manager, and Municipal Railway staff regarding problems with Muni fares and 
transfers. 

President Yu announced that the Municipal Railway would be embarking on a prepaid 
boarding system on October 1, 1993. She complimented staff for a job well done. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Johnny B. Stein was acting General Manager of Public Utilities in the absence of Anson 
B. Moran. 

President Yu presented the new Day Pass and explained how to use it. She stated that 
there were 115 vendors who would be selling the day pass; and that staff was still 
working to expand the vendor network. 

Gordon Smith of the Municipal Railway Community Affairs Division, presented a map 
showing the locations of Day and Weekly Pass vendors. He stated that a vendor 
network hotline (673-1961) would be operational starting Thursday, September 30, 1993. 
A list of token and Day and Weekly Pass vendors would be distributed on the same day. 
The vendor list would also be advertised in major newspapers. 

Mr. Stein stated that specific instructions were given to operators concerning changes in 
Muni fares. Operators were directed to inform passengers that transfers would be 
eliminated on October 1, 1993. 

Commissioner Makras inquired why half of the current vendor network did not sign up to 
sell the Day Pass. Mr. Smith responded that vendors were hesitant to sell the Day Pass 
because the sales commission is low and there had been indications from the press that 
the program may not continue. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested sending a letter to the Mayor to urge the Board of 
Supervisors to share their ideas with the Public Utilities Commission on matters 
concerning the Municipal Railway's fare structure. 



PUBLIC COMMENTS: 

Lucille Palmer commented that there were contractors who have been awarded contracts 
by the Public Utilities Commission that did not hire apprentice workers. She urged that 
the Commission strictly enforce the apprenticeship requirements of its contracts. 



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Commissioner Jefferson asked whether the City could legally suspend a contractor who 
had consistently violated the law relative to hiring apprentice workers. Angela Karikas, 
Deputy City Attorney, replied that there was a disqualifying procedure in the 
Administrative Code. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested that staff enforce stricter compliance rules and if 
necessary, suspend doing business with a contractor who does not comply with the 
program. Richard Brandt, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated that staff had 
been working with the City Attorney's Office and looking at withholding payment until the 
contractor can show evidence that they have paid into the State apprenticeship program. 

Bob Planthold said that day passes should be provided to senior citizens. 

Phiilip Seronick suggested eliminating transfers for everybody and lowering the discount 
fares. 

Dave Spero urged the Commission to reinstate the MUNI transfer program. 

James Bryant, Local 790 representative, stated that their union should be informed of 
any meetings related to issues involving station agents. He also spoke about concerns 
from senior citizens regarding the senior fares. 

Norman Rolfe suggested that staff explore the use of on board machine-issued transfers 
that could be used as Day Passes. 

David Pilpel suggested that the Commission conduct a hearing on the status of the bus 
shelter program. He stated that issues such as lack of lighting and phones in some bus 
shelters should be discussed with the advertising contractor. Commissioner Jefferson 
suggested that the General Manager of the Municipal Railway report on the status of the 
contractual obligation of Gannett Outdoor Advertising. 

Mr. Pilpel stated that subway stations from Castro and outbound would not be serviced 
starting October 23, 1993 from 10:00 p.m. everyday. Mr. Stein stated that the Municipal 
Railway is installing a new signal system which would be completed in a year and one 
half. He said that alternative transportation would be provided to commuters between 
10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.. Commissioner Jefferson directed staff to inform the 
Commission of any significant change in service. 

Mr. Pilpel suggested that staff report on the Municipal Railway's revenue experience for 
the month of August. President Yu directed staff to submit a financial assessment report 
that would include revenue expectations and a comparison of previous year's revenues. 



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Item No. 9(e) : Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to modify the contract 
with Williams, Adley and Company to perform third party audits and consulting services, 
by increasing the contract amount from $460,000 to $610,000. 

Item No. 9(h) : Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2152, 
Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2, Section 3, and Sunset Supply Line-Dielectric Isolation to 
M.C. Construction. 

Items 9(e) and 9(h) were continued to the next regular Commission meeting on October 
12, 1993. 



Item No. 10 : Reconsideration of the Municipal Railway fare public hearing date. 

Johnny Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that revenues from recent 
fare changes are tied to the Municipal Railway's budget and if the Commission decides 
to make any changes resulting in lost revenues, we need to come up with a 
supplementary source of income. 

David Pilpel suggested keeping the date as previously scheduled since a notice was 
already published in the newspaper. 

Bob Planthold stated that the 6:00 p.m. time of the meeting would not be convenient for 
senior citizens. 

President Yu stated that the Commission would hold the public hearing on Municipal 
Railway fares on October 12, 1993 as previously scheduled. At this meeting, the 
Commission would discuss issues arising from the changes in Muni fares and hear public 
testimony. 

Commissioner Jefferson requested that staff provide financial data on the fares since 
August 1, 1993 and an update on the status of the vendor network. 



Resolution No 93-0296 : Adopting the San Francisco Municipal Railway Short Range 
Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program 1993-2002. 

David Pilpel stated that the Commission should start early in addressing solutions to 
Muni's funding problems for the next 10 years. 

Commissioner Makras commented that the transit plan suggested an unbalanced budget 
that would lead to doubling fares and service cuts within the next eight years. He stated 
that the financial plan is counter productive to the overall goals of the City to maintain a 
balanced budget. 



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Commissioner Jefferson suggested that staff analyze and recommend proposals to 
address the long term funding issues in the Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved to adopt the Municipal Railway Short Range Transit 
Plan. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. Commissioner Makras voted no. The motion 
passed 4-1. 



Item No. 12 : Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the route of Line 14X-Mission 
Express and Line 27-Bryant to accommodate street modifications proposed by the 
Department of Parking & Traffic on Fifth and Sixth Streets between Howard and Bryant 
Streets. 

Peter Straus of the Municipal Railway's Transportation Planning Division, gave a brief 
presentation on the project. He stated that the route modification of Lines 14X-Mission 
Express and Line 27-Bryant was being proposed to accommodate the Department of 
Parking & Traffic's project to convert Fifth and Sixth Streets to one-way streets between 
Howard and Bryant Streets. 

David Pilpel stated that he does not support a one-way street operation. 

Bobbie Brown, President of the Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, stated that the 
Union had not been notified of the proposed route changes. 

President Yu continued this item to October 12, 1993 to allow the Transport Workers 
Union an opportunity to meet with Muni staff on this issue. 



Resolution No. 93-0298 : Allowing members of the Armed Forces in uniform to ride 
Municipal Railway vehicles without payment of fares during Navy Fleet Week, October 9 
through October 13, 1993; and providing supplemental service on Line 32-Embarcadero 
for various Fleet Week activities. 

Bob Planthold expressed opposition to giving "free ride" privileges to the armed forces. 
He stated that it would create inequity since no other organizations are given the same 
privilege. 

David Pilpel spoke in opposition to providing free fares to members of the Armed Forces. 

Commissioner Hardeman moved to adopt the resolution; Commissioner Makras 
seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



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Resolution No. 93-0300 : Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to negotiate 
with the San Mateo County Transit District (SAMTRANS) for the acquisition of up to 59 
standard 1980 Flyer motor coaches. 

Bob Planthold expressed his support for buying used coaches and having wheelchair 
accessible coaches on reserve. 

David Pilpel inquired about the rationale for purchasing these vehicles. Johnny Stein, 
Municipal Railway General Manager, stated that all of Muni's reserve coaches are now 
used regularly on demand. The coaches that would be purchased from SAMTRANS 
would replace the reserve coaches. 

Shelley E. Salieri expressed concern about buying buses that are past their useful life. 

Bobbie Brown of the Transport Workers Union expressed his support of the resolution. 



Resolution No. 93-0301 : Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance to apply 
for, accept, and expend $6,029,520 from 1994-95 State Transit Capital Improvement 
funds and $6,029,520 from regional and local matching fund sources to fund high priority 
projects in the Municipal Railway Capital Improvement Program. 

David Pilpel, suggested that staff provide details regarding the incremental costs impact 
of these projects. 



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ANNOUNCEMENT: 

President Yu announced that the Commission met in executive session before the 
regular meeting and rejected a settlement in the case of David Goldman v. City and 
County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 946-270. 

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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:05 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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Call to Order: 



4:00 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner James D. Jefferson, Commissioner Morton Miller 



Excused: 



Commissioner Victor G. Makras 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting on September 14, 1993 were approved. 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting on September 28, 1993 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



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93-0303 



BF 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President 
Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 

Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 
against such funds as are or will be available in payment of 
claims against the Water Department totaling $82,500.00. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President 
Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0304 UEB Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD- 

2100, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Treat Avenue 
between 20th Street and 26th Street, in the amount of 
$226,450.00 to E. Mitchell, Inc. as the lowest responsive bidder; 
and requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to extend the 
time for award. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu. Hardeman, Jefferson. Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0305 UEB Authorizing bid call for San Francisco Water Department Contract 

No. WD-2151, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Sutter Street 
between Larkin and Webster Streets. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Miller, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0306 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the route of Line 14X- 

Mission Express and Line 27-Bryant to accommodate street 
modifications proposed by the Department of Parking & Traffic on 
Fifth and Sixth Streets between Howard and Bryant Streets. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0307 WD Authorizing the Director of Property to prepare and submit the 

necessary legislation to the Board of Supervisors to quitclaim the 
Water Department's easement interest in the 1 ,095 foot portion of 
the City's 50-foot wide easement, formerly known as Pleasanton 
Wells Strip, Parcel 71, located in Pleasanton, California. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0308 UEB Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to request qualification 

statements, interview, select and recommend two environmental 
consultant firms to provide environmental consultant services on an 
"as-needed" basis at a cost not to exceed $350,000 for Federally- 
funded projects and $350,000 for City-funded projects. 



VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Miller, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0309 BF Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, to apply for, 

accept, and expend $51 ,545,356 of Proposition 108 and Proposition 
116 Rail Bond Funds and an equal amount of local matching funds 
from regional and local matching fund sources for four Municipal 
Railway projects: Light Rail Vehicle Purchase; F-Market- 
Embarcadero Streetcar Line and PCC Streetcars; Electric Trolley 
Bus Purchase; and MUNI Metro Subway Signal System. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0310 BF Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission General Manager to 

modify the contract with Williams, Adley and Company to perform 
third party audits and consulting services on an "as-needed" basis 
by amending the existing rate schedule and increasing the contract 
amount from $460,000 to $670,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0311 BF Modifying the Schedule of Rates, Fares, and Charges of the 

Municipal Railway to add a Day Pass for senior and disabled 
patrons and a Special Group Rate for youth. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by Commissioner 
Miller, the following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

93-0312 MR Approving settlement of claim in the case of Ruthie Green v. City 

and County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 938-418. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



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Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



COMMUNICATIONS: 

President Yu directed staff to respond to the letter of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent 
Association regarding the Municipal Railway's Line 30- Stockton. 

President Yu directed staff to provide a recommendation concerning changes on this line. 



ANNOUNCEMENT: 

President Yu announced that the Commission met in executive session immediately before 
the regular meeting and approved the settlement in the case of Ruthie Green v. City and 
County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 938-418. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS: 

Commissioner Hardeman suggested that the Commission consider canceling the regular 
meeting of December 28, 1993. Staff will prepare a resolution for action at the next 
Commission meeting. 

President Yu reported that she attended the American Public Transit Association's (APTA) 
Conference in New Orleans. She also met with several farebox vendors, such as Cubic and 
GFI. She noted that the new fareboxes have technical capabilities that would meet the needs 
of the Municipal Railway. 

President Yu directed staff to contact Cubic and GFI to obtain information concerning the 
capabilities of the fareboxes, their costs, and how they could work for the Municipal Railway. 
She directed staff to report their findings to the Commission in two months. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Update on Implementation of Day Passes 

Anson B. Moran, Public Utilities Acting General Manager, complimented staff for their 
tremendous effort in organizing the Day Pass Program. 

Mr. Moran noted that the implementation of the Day Pass went smoothly and was well 
accepted by the public. He stated that there were currently 131 vendors selling the Day 
Pass. Staff distributed 41 ,000 day passes and 8,000 weekly passes but not all of them were 
sold. He said that fare revenue information since implementation of the day pass on October 
1, 1993 was not yet available. 

President Yu expressed her appreciation to staff, the operators and the press for their 
cooperative effort. She said that without their efforts, this project could not have materialized. 



Update on the 19th Avenue Project and Proof of Payment 

James Nelson, Municipal Railway Project Manager, gave a presentation on the status of the 
19th Avenue Project. Mr. Nelson stated that a center loading platform was decided upon for 
this location to make boarding and alighting more convenient for passengers. He stated that 
ticket vending machines will be installed on the platforms which would vend fare tickets for 
adults, senior, disabled and youth. In the initial implementation, Municipal Railway personnel 
would be present to instruct passengers on their fare paying options. Mr. Nelson stated that 
standard bus shelters would also be in place next week. 

Mr. Moran indicated that the 19th Avenue platform was designed with the presumption that 
passengers would have prepaid fares before boarding. 

Sue Stropes, Municipal Railway's Transportation Planner, discussed the details concerning 
implementation of a Proof of Payment system at the 19th Avenue station. Ms. Stropes stated 
that the proof of payment system was designed as a security-enforced prepaid fare program 
by which inspectors on board Muni vehicles would check passengers for proof of prepaid fare. 
She stated that if an individual is unable to present a proof, he or she would be fined in the 
range of $75 for the first citation. 

Ms. Stropes pointed out that the enforcement issue has yet to be resolved. There are 
questions as to which department has responsibility for enforcement, and whether peace 
officers should be hired. Another issue that Ms. Stropes pointed out is that the law that would 
permit issuance of citations does not exist at this time. 

Commissioner Jefferson inquired about the source of funding to enforce the program. Ms. 
Stropes stated that staff expect to fund it through revenues generated from citations and 
salary savings. Salary savings would result from not assigning operators in the second or 
third car of a LRV train. 

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Commissioner Miller expressed concern about the issuance of citations to offenders and not 
having a proper means of identifying him or her. 

President Yu stated that the Commission would need to resolve the issues raised such as the 
cost of hiring law enforcement officers, citation laws, and identification of law breakers before 
it could consider the Proof of Payment system. 



PUBLIC COMMENTS: 

Norman Rolfe urged the Commissioners to reinstate the Municipal Railway transfer program. 

David Pilpel inquired about the impact of the recent Muni fare changes on Muni ridership. He 
suggested that staff institute an educational campaign concerning the Proof of Payment 
system. 

Bob Planthold suggested placing accessible equipment on the J&M Layover terminals and 
on buses serving the Municipal Railway 30-Stockton line. 

Bobbie Brown, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, expressed opposition to 
implementing a Proof of Payment Program at the 19th Avenue stations. He stated that it 
would result in a lot of free rides. 

President Yu directed staff to schedule the proof of payment program for discussion at a 
future Commission meeting. 

Commissioner Jefferson commented that to institute an honor system in one area and hire 
enforcement officers in another area is not equitable. 

James Bryant, Local 790 representative, suggested using transit police officers to enforce the 
Proof of Payment system. He requested that staff advise Local 790 of any discussions 
regarding Proof of Payment. 

Alice Fialkin, Transport Workers Union, Local 200, requested that Local 200 be informed of 
future discussions on this issue. 

Shelley Salieri commented that the Municipal Railway would need fare gates to collect fares 
at the Holloway terminal. 

The meeting recessed at 5:25 p.m. 

At 6:00 p.m. the meeting was reconvened. 



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Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 93-0311 : Modifying the Schedule of Rates, Fares, and Charges of the 
Municipal Railway to add a Day Pass for senior and disabled patrons and a Special Group 
Rate for youth. 

The following individuals spoke and urged the Commission to reinstate the Municipal Railway 
transfer program and the 3-day grace period for the monthly pass, to approve the Transit 
Maintenance Assessment District and to improve its service. 

Shelley E. Salieri 

David Pilpel 

Norman Rolfe 

Phillip Seronick 

Barbara Elias-Baker, Senior Action Network 

Ellen Murray 

M.H. Stevens, Mercy Terrace Apartments 

Aroza Simpson, Gray Panthers 

Deetje Boler, Gray Panthers 

Agnes Batteiger, Gray Panthers 

Willie Jamerson 

Erma Brim, S.F. DDC 

Paul W. Lovinger 

Nevile Stocken, We the People, SFBC 

Patty Cachapero 

Bill Price, Senior Action Network 

Eve Del Castello 

Carol Tracy, We The People, SF 

Leonore Fifer 

Guillermo D. Chavez 

Dwight Benina 

C.S. Gordon, Maria Manor Tenants Association 

Lili Osborne 

Pat Lamkin 

Flora Caragay 

Felch Murphy 

Michael Lumenti 

Giorgio, City College student 

Kelly Newman, We the People 

Cynthia Rapala 

Anne Horton 

Herbert Weiner 

Vikie Choy 

Robert Pender, Park Merced and F.O.R.U.M. 



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Commissioner Jefferson explained that the Public Utilities Commission recommended raising 
the fares because the funds allocated by the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors were not 
sufficient to continue to run the Municipal Railway. He said that service reduction was 
another option but was ruled out because the public favored a fare increase over service cuts. 
He pointed out that he did not support the fare increase. 

Commissioner Jefferson stated that the Board of Supervisors recommended eliminating the 
transfers to enhance revenues for the Municipal Railway. He stated that the Commission has 
no authority to change the Board of Supervisors' action. 

President Yu made a motion to adopt a resolution approving a day pass for seniors and the 
disabled, for $0.60 a pass, that would be purchased at the time of boarding upon presenting 
proper identification to the driver. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The motion passed 
unanimously. 

Commissioner Hardeman made a motion to approve a day pass for the youth. The motion 
died for lack of a second. 

President Yu made a motion to approve a group discount pass for the Youth for use on one- 
day field trips. A group discount pass would cost $0.70 per child for a minimum of 10 kids. 
The pass would be issued to a full fare adult and would show the number of kids on a given 
trip. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 7:50 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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Frank M. Jordan 
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REGULAR MEETING 

Board of Supervisors' Chambers, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

October 26, 1993 



COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Morton Miller 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



BUREAUS 
Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Personnel and Training 



Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Itoldridgc 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 



2:15 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Morton Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Hardeman, the Minutes of the 
Regular Meeting on October 12, 1993 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 



93-0313 



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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

Canceling the regular meeting of December 28, 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0314 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of 
claims against the Municipal Railway totaling $90,796.48. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Miller 



93-0315 



BF 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving collection of charges against the Municipal Railway in 
the amount of $8,518.49 for the month of September 1993. 



VOTE: AYES 



Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Miller 



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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0316 GM Approving amendment of the contract with The Planning 

Collaborative to prepare a Specific Plan for the development of 
the Water Department's Pleasanton lands, thereby increasing 
the contract amount by $667,000; and requesting the Mayor to 
recommend to the Board of Supervisors a supplemental 
appropriation of $675,000 from 32-001-841247-4900 Revenue 
Transfer Out. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0317 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities 

Commission to extend the contract with Wilbur Smith Associates, 
to conduct the Bayshore Corridor Study, from November 8, 1993 
to November 30, 1993, at no additional cost. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0318 UEB Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-899, Modifications 

to the Geneva Yard and Shop-General Construction, to SWK, 
A.J.V., in the amount of $2,922,253.70. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0319 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

execute Amendment No. 4 to the agreement with Montgomery- 
Watson Americas, Inc., to provide design and construction 
engineering services on the Sunol Valley Water Treatment Plant 
Improvement Project, by extending the contract completion date 
to May 31, 1994 at no additional cost to the City. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Miller 
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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0320 UEB Accepting the work performed under Water Department Contract 

No. WD-2074, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Post Street 
between Gough and Scott Streets as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$4,183.00; assessing liquidated damages of $17,200.00; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable delays of 62 
working days; and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$9,013.60 to the contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and A. Ruiz 
Construction Company. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0321 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-21 52, Crystal 

Springs Pipeline No. 2, Section 3, and Sunset Supply Line- 
Dielectric Isolation in the amount of $1 19,750.00 to M.C. 
Construction, as the lowest responsive bidder. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0322 UEB Accepting the work performed under the Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-869, Potrero Facility Rehabilitation, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Contract Modification No. 21 
in the amount of $61,368.00; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $61 ,568.00 to the contractor, N.L. Barnes 
Construction Co., Inc. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Miller 

NO - Makras 



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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0323 UEB Rejecting all bids on Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1101, 

Muni Metro System, Market Street Track Replacement, Phase 4 
- Eleventh Street to Duboce Avenue - General Construction; 
approving the revised plans and specifications; and authorizing 
rebid of the contract. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Makras, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0324 BF Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation to fund the costs of a 
professional services contract to update assumptions, costs, and 
statistics associated with the Transit Impact Development Fee, in 
the amount of $100,000, from funds collected pursuant to the 
Fee. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Miller 

NO - Makras 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Makras inquired whether the report submitted regarding the use of 
O'Shaughnessy housing facilities included all short-term versus long-term guests. Anson 
B. Moran, Public Utilities Acting General Manager, stated that although the report did not 
indicate the status of occupancy, he believed that it was inclusive. He said he will check 
this matter further. 

Commissioner Makras commented that staff had not yet provided information on the costs 
of breaking up the Public Utilities Commission that the Commission had previously 
directed that staff provide. He stated that this kind of information should have been made 
available to the Commission and to the public to help them make an informed decision in 
the upcoming election. 

Commissioner Jefferson pointed out that the Task Force that had been setup to analyze 
the cost did not make a report to the Commission of its findings. 

Mr. Moran responded that preliminary numbers were prepared and submitted to the 
Commission during last year's budget process. Due to staff reductions, the analysis was 
not completed. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS: 

Commissioner Hardeman expressed his thanks to the Mayor's Office and the City 
Attorney's Office for organizing a seminar last Saturday, October 23, 1993, regarding the 
City and County of San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance and the Brown Act. 



PUBLIC HEARING 

Item No. 9 : To receive public comments regarding the Municipal Railway 30-Stockton 
Line. 

Sidney Chan, President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, commented in favor of 
bringing in articulated trolley coaches on the 30-Stockton line and expressed his 
opposition to any route changes. 

Gordon Chin. President, Chinatown Resource Center, commented in favor of staff's 
recommendation to bring in articulated trolley coaches on the 30-Stockton line. 

Rose Pak spoke in support of the use of articulated trolley coaches on Muni's 30- 
Stockton line and in opposition to any proposed route changes or service reductions to 
this line. 



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Arnold Chin, Vice President, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the necessity 
of the 30-Stockton line to Chinatown and urged the Commission to evaluate the efficiency 
of this line. He urged the Commission to allow every citizen an opportunity to voice their 
opinions concerning Municipal Railway's operations. 

Kim Hung Lo of Mei Lun Yuen Housing, commented opposing route changes on the 30- 
Stockton line and requested that additional buses be provided for this line. 

Bao Yan Chan, President of Chinatown Tenants Association, spoke opposing any route 
changes in the 30-Stockton line. 

Sonny Lei, Telegraph Hill Residents Association, spoke supporting the plan to use 
articulated trolley coaches on the 30-Stockton line. 

Angela Chu, a community worker, spoke in favor of articulated trolley coaches on the 30- 
Stockton line. 

Reverend Norman Fong, Chinatown Presbyterian Church, urged the Commission to 
provide more transportation services to Chinatown. 

Wai Ching Kwan of Chinatown Transportation Research and Improvement Project (TRIP), 
commented about the traffic congestion problems in Chinatown and expressed support in 
providing more services to this area. 

Mel Lee of the Consolidated Chinese Benevolent Association expressed support in 
bringing in articulated trolley coaches on the 30-Stockton line. 

Kon Truong urged the Commission to allow the 30-Stockton line buses to continue to 
operate in Chinatown. 

Charles Lehman of the Asia Pacific Democratic Club requested that the Municipal Railway 
increase capacity of 30-Stockton line. 

Bruce Oka, representing the Municipal Railway's Accessibility Advisory Committee, spoke 
supporting the use of articulated trolley coaches on 30-Stockton and opposing any route 
changes on the line. 

Patricia Vaughers, Neighborhood Merchants Association, commented supporting 
articulated trolley coaches but opposing running them on Chestnut Street. 

Shelley E. Salieri, representing Supervisor Angela Alioto and the Citizen Advisory 
Commission on Congestion Management, spoke endorsing the use of articulated trolley 
coaches to Chinatown. 



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Norman Rolfe, San Francisco Tomorrow, spoke in support of articulated buses on the 30- 
Stockton line and urged the Municipal Railway to increase capacity and provide more 
service on this line. 

Michael Paige, Marina Civic Improvement and Property Owners' Association, was 
opposed to running articulated buses on Chestnut Street, because it will create traffic 
problems in that area. 

Dick C. Wilson, Woolf Resident Association, requested the Municipal Railway to consider 
the number of commuters going to and from Chinatown. 

Craig Lubey, Marina Supermarket, commented that they supported the use of articulated 
trolley coaches but not on Chestnut Street. 

Milt Seropan, Vice President of the Marina Merchants Association, was opposed to 
articulated trolley coaches on Chestnut Street. 

Lesley Leonhardt, Executive Director, Union Street Association, spoke in support of the 
use of articulated coaches but there should be an alternate route in which to operate 
these buses to Chinatown. 

Jeanne Brooke spoke in support of articulated trolley coaches and urged the Commission 
to keep the 30-Stockton line running on the same route. 

Phillip Seronick, commented in favor of keeping the Muni 30-Stockton line. 

Bill Bodine, commented about the need for accessibility of the 30-Stockton line. 

Bob Planthold, Municipal Railway Accessible Services Advisory Group, commented 
concerning accessibility of 30-Stockton buses. 

Rodney Leong, commented in favor of articulated trolley coaches. 

Michael Kwok, Municipal Railway Accessible Services Advisory Group, spoke in support 
of articulated trolley coaches. 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club, commented in favor of the use of articulated buses on 
Muni lines 30-Stockton and 14-Mission. 

James G. Maxwell commented opposing the use of articulated coaches in the streets of 
the Marina District. 

Cindy Maxwell Beckman spoke opposing articulated trolley coaches in the Marina District. 

Marks Lam commented opposing rerouting the 30-Stockton line. 



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An anonymous speaker commented opposing the elimination of some of the bus stops on 
Chestnut Street. 

Wason Low, Tenant Association, commented supporting the use of articulated buses on 
30-Stockton. 

Donna Davis commented that she did not object to the existing 30-Stockton line but she 
was opposed to running articulated trolleys on Chestnut Street. 

Commissioner Jefferson expressed his support of staff's recommendation to bring 
articulated trolley coaches to Chestnut Street. He pointed out that it was the 
Commission's responsibility to Muni's ridership to provide capacity and accessibility. 



Note: Commissioner Jefferson was excused at 4:10 p.m. 



Commissioner Hardeman commented in favor of using articulated trolley coaches 
throughout the City. 

President Yu stated that the service of the Municipal Railway is for everyone and that it is 
the Commission's responsibility to make transportation available to its ridership. She 
stated that the Commission was sensitive to parking and traffic problems in the Marina 
District and would be dealing with those issues in the future. 

President Yu directed staff to proceed with the plan to use articulated trolley coaches on 
the Municipal Railway's 30-Stockton line. She stated that she would be resistant to any 
route changes on this line. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Water Bond Refinancing 

Mr. Moran reported that as directed by the Commission, staff had selected a financial 
advisor and bond counsel to undertake the water bond refinancing project. Artemis 
Capital and Charles A. Bell, a joint venture, was selected as the financial advisor while 
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Arnell & Hastie, also a joint venture, was selected as 
the bond counsel. 

Commissioner Makras inquired as to when the bonds will be out in the market. Michelle 
Witt, Finance Director, stated that the bonds would be on the market before the end of 
the calendar year. 



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M-Line Re-start 

Mr. Moran reported that M-Line service was restarted Saturday, October 23, 1993. He 
said that some employees were assigned to assist in collecting fares at the stations. He 
stated that there were no incidents or complaints reported during the day. 



PUBLIC COMMENTS: 

Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790, commented that before the Commission takes action on 
matters involving their members, PUC staff should meet and confer with union officials. 
As an example, she stated that staff did not confer with Local 790 on issues such as 
eliminating Muni passes for non-Muni employees and raising the rents of Watershed 
keepers. She noted that the watershed keepers were sent a letter stating that unless 
they signed lease documents by the following Tuesday, they were going to be evicted. 

Bob Planthold, commented urging the Commission to reinstate the 3-day grace period on 
monthly passes for seniors. 



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Item No. (12) : Authorizing the General Manager of the Water Department to execute 
Amendment No. 1 to the agreement with Westin Engineering Inc., to provide professional 
services on the Total Utility (SCADA) Project. 

David Novagrodsky of Local 21, requested that the Commission modify the agreement to 
retain in-house staff to do the architectural services needed for this project. 

John Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, stated that $500,000 had been 
turned over to the Utilities Engineering Bureau so that some part of the work would be 
done in-house by existing UEB staff. Only $152,000 of the contract amendment would 
be for architectural services. 

Commissioner Makras inquired at what point a contract be rebid. Mr. Moran responded 
that there are currently no rules followed for determining when to rebid work. He said 
that for a project to be done in-house, the department should prove that it is cheaper to 
do it in-house than contracting. Mr. Mullane stated that the contractor, Westin 
Engineering, had completed the first phase and it would be more beneficial to contract 
with them for the next phase rather than bringing in another contractor. 

Commissioner Hardeman inquired whether there are City employees who would lose their 
jobs if this contract were awarded to Westin Engineering. Commissioner Hardeman also 
inquired whether the compensation of City employees is comparable to that of Westin 
Engineering. 



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President Yu made a motion to continue this matter to the next Commission meeting. 
Commissioner Hardeman seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 

President Yu directed staff to calendar the matter regarding contracting versus in-house 
services at a future Commission meeting. 

An anonymous speaker stated that the $150,000 put into this contract could generate a 
lot of labor and that the City should help create jobs. 



Item No. (15) : Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of Supervisors a 
Supplemental Appropriation to fund the costs of a professional services contract to update 
assumptions, costs and statistics associated with the Transit Impact Development Fee. 

Norman Rolfe spoke urging the Commission to approve the resolution to update the 
Transit Impact Development Fee. He stated that the fee should be set at the actual cost 
determined by the study. 

Virginia Conway stated that the Department of City Planning had already done a study 
updating information concerning the Transit Impact Development Fee. 

President Yu made a motion to approve the resolution. Commissioner Miller seconded. 
Commissioner Makras voted no. He stated that the staff's recommendation is 
inconsistent and costly. The motion passed 3-1. 



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ANNOUNCEMENT: 

President Yu announced that the Commission did not take action concerning the 
Pleasanton Zoning. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:10 p.m. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Frank M. Jordan 
MAYOR 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 
November 9, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Morton Miller 



DEC 9-1 ] 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
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Water Department 
Hetch Hen In 



BUREAUS 
Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Personnel and Training 



Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 



2:00 p.m. 



Present: 



President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 
Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Morton Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting on November 9, 1 993 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 

NO. 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

93-0325 BF Approving settlement in the case of Ida Harper v. City and County 

of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 947-627. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 

EXCUSED - Hardeman 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

93-0326 BF Approving settlement in the case of Fink v. City and County of San 

Francisco, Superior Court No. 945-138. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 

EXCUSED - Hardeman 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0327 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the Municipal Railway totaling $59,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0328 HH Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 

to execute the fourth amendment to the agreement with Ellis & 
Prioleau, to provide legal services in Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission hearings, increasing the contract amount by $1 80,000, 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $675,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0329 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water Department to 

execute Amendment No. 1 to the professional services agreement 
with Arcus Architecture and Planning, to extend the term of the 
contract to December 31, 1993, for an additional cost not to 
exceed $3,887.68. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0330 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 

to execute the Seventh Amendment to the agreement with JRP 
Historical Consulting Services to perform additional research on San 
Francisco's "pueblo" and Lobos Creek water rights, for an additional 
cost of $95,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0331 UEB Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-21 01 , 8-Inch Ductile 

Iron Main Installation in Taylor Street between Lombard and Filbert 
Streets, Taylor Street between Union and Green Streets, Green 
Street between Taylor Street and August Alley, Green Street 
between Powell and Kearny Streets, and Union Street between 
Leavenworth and Hyde Streets, in the amount of $354,250.00, to 
P&J Utility Co., as the lowest responsive bidder. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0332 UEB Authorizing bid call for Water Department Contract No. WD-21 48, 

Alameda Creek Diversion Dam - Sluice Gates; and approving 
transfer of $75,000 from Water Department Project Work Phase 
710-01 (Millbrae Shops Phase 2) to Water Department Work Phase 
793-01 (Alameda Creek Diversion Dam - Sluice Gates). 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0333 UEB Authorizing bid call for Water Department Contract No. WD-21 63, 

Sunol Temple Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0334 UEB Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to request 

qualifications, interview, select and recommend to the Commission 
two qualified consulting engineering firms for two separate contracts 
to provide specialized engineering services for a period of 24 
months, one contract for use on Federally funded projects up to a 
maximum amount of $1 50,000.00, and the other contract for use on 
City funded projects up to a maximum amount of $200,000.00. 



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VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0335 PT Ratifying and approving the Non-Civil Service and temporary 

appointments and removals made by the General Manager of 
Public Utilities for the month of September 1 993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Makras, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0336 GM Expressing appreciation to Patricia Carson for her contributions as 

a Member of the Public Utilities Commission. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0337 GM Expressing appreciation to Michelle Witt for her work as Director of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0338 GM Adopting a resolution memorializing George L. Newkirk, former 

Director of Labor Relations. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0339 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water Department to 

execute Amendment No. 1 to the agreement with Westin 
Engineering, Inc. to provide professional services on the Total Utility 
(SCADA) Project, increasing the contract amount by $2,498,727; 
approving the transfer of $800,000 from Water Department Project 
602-01 (New Water Services) to Water Department Project 790-01 
(SCADA System); and extending the contract completion date until 
October 30, 1 995. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 

NO - Makras 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0340 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of Supervisors 

a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $246,560 for water 
quality activities and projects in support of the filtration avoidance 
program, to be funded from Hetch Hetchy's Unappropriated Fund 
Balance account. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0341 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of Supervisors 

a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $1 ,738,513 for water 
quality activities and projects in support of the filtration avoidance 
program, to be funded by a reduction in the Water Department's 
Revenue Transfer to Another Fund account. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Miller, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0342 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 

to enter into a Cooperative Agreement to participate in the Bay 
Area/San Joaquin Valley Water Reuse Project Step 1 Feasibility 
Study; at a cost to the City of $81 ,800.00, available in the Water 
Resource Plan Program Budget. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 
NOTE: Commissioner Makras was excused at 4:30 p.m. 



On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0343 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 

to execute an agreement with Sam Trans to purchase 59 diesel 
coaches for $3,000 each, to negotiate and execute a Memorandum 
of Understanding with the Port for space to store the vehicles for six 
months, to proceed with necessary changes to bring the vehicles 
into the reserve fleet, and to request funding of up to $390,000 
from the Transportation Authority to cover the additional costs of 
these changes. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0344 UEB Approving the transfer of $685,000 from Project 32-885-102-01, 

Calaveras Pipeline to Project 32-885-103-01, Sunol Valley Water 
Treatment Plant Improvement. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0345 UEB Approving the transfer of $734,000.00 from Water Department San 

Andreas Pipeline No. 3 Rehabilitation Project to Water Department 
Bay Division Pipelines Nos. 3 and 4, Axial Slip Joint and Concrete 
Vault Installation Project. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

93-0346 UEB Approving Contract Modification No. 5 to Water Department 

Contract No. WD-2037R, Calaveras Pipeline Replacement, with 
Stacy and Wrtbeck, Inc., to perform additional mitigation work, at a 
cost not to exceed $1 00,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



Copies of the above resolutions are available in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Makras suggested inviting Burns Security and the Chief of Police to make a 
presentation on how funds for security are spent, where security measures are failing and to 
recommend ways of improving all security aspects in the Municipal Railway. 

NOTE: Commissioner Jefferson arrived at 2:05 p.m. 

President Yu directed the Public Utilities General Manager to report regarding the current 
security program of the Municipal Railway at the next Commission meeting on December 14, 
1993. 

Commissioner Makras inquired about how many day passes had been sold. Johnny B. Stein, 
Municipal Railway General Manager, responded that 43,000 day passes were sold in October. 
He stated that staff will submit a report at the next meeting on the total revenue package. 

Commissioner Makras pointed out thai he would like to know what the goal is for increasing 
the number of vendors selling the day pass. 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 



Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee Award 

John Mullane, Water Department's General Manager, announced that the Mayor's Fiscal 
Advisory Committee (MFAC) awarded Managerial Excellence Awards to Don Larramendy, 
Water Construction and Maintenance Supervisor, and Tom Standing, a Civil Engineer. 
Messrs. Larramendy and Standing were responsible for developing a computerized work 
order system for the Water Supply and Treatment Division. 



Bayshore Corridor Study 

Richard Tilles of Wilbur Smith Associates and Project Manager of the Bayshore Corridor 
Study presented the status of the study and recommendations for the project. 

Mr. Tilles recommended implementing a light rail transit system in the Bayshore Corridor 
along Third Street. He stated that the light rail transit system would increase reliability of 
service and would stimulate economic development in the Bayshore Corridor. He said that 
a light rail transit system was supported by the community. 

Mr. Tilles said that they would be looking at various light rail alternatives and would be doing 
further studies on those alternatives. Mr. Tilles stated that all of the LRT alternatives cost 
between $150 million and $200 million. Only $190 million is available in Prop B funds for 
construction and vehicles. If it were to split equally between the Bayshore Corridor and Geary 
Corridor projects, there would be $95 million for the Bayshore Corridor Project. He suggested 
an option of building less by not going all the way to Bayshore due to the limited budget of 
$95 million. He pointed out that even a reduced project would cost more than $95 million. 
Other possible options he suggested were not to split the $190 million and just allocate the 
money to the Bayshore Corridor, or apply for federal funding. 

Mr. Tilles presented some recommendations to be considered if a light rail transit system is 
decided for the Bayshore Corridor: seek FTA capital funding; move LRT into alternative 
analysis; look at the possibility of low platforms in the Market Street subway stations: secure 
the development of a railyard; provide exclusive right of way for LRT; replace lost on-street 
parking; provide expanded 9X-San Bruno Express service to provide a connection between 
Visitation Valley and Chinatown; provide two moving traffic lanes on Third Street; plan early 
start capital improvement; and conduct concurrent economic development process. 

Mr. Tilles pointed out the need to develop a railyard to store and maintain the new vehicles. 
The existing Curtis Green Light Rail Center does not have room for additional vehicles. As 
to funding for the railyard, Peter Straus stated that funds may be available from State 
legislation raising the gas tax statewide. 



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Sue Stropes, Municipal Railway Bayshore Corridor Project Manager, discussed the transit 
development process and the economic development planning process. 

Peter Straus expressed concerns in the Bayview community regarding disruption of service 
to Chinatown that the Muni No. 15 line currently provides. Mr. Straus stated that they are 
looking at increasing the hours and frequency of service of the 9X-San Bruno Express and 
using extensions to maintain connection between Chinatown and Visitacion Valley and that 
he endorses the necessity of maintaining this connection. 



Proposition M Implementation 

Mr. Moran announced that Proposition M which called for the establishment of a 
Transportation Commission was passed by the electorate last Tuesday, November 2, 1993. 
The Transportation Commission would be responsible for the Municipal Railway and some 
functions now under PUC bureaus. The Commission will constitute of five members 
appointed by the Mayor, three of whom would be knowledgeable in transit matters and two 
would be regular transit riders. The new Commission could begin operations on January 1st. 
Mr. Moran also explained that the Board of Supervisors, if they so wish, has the authority to 
combine the Transportation Commission and the Parking & Traffic Commission which would, 
if combined, form a seven-member Transportation Commission. 

Mr. Moran indicated that the establishment of a new Transportation Commission does not 
improve the financial stability of the Municipal Railway. A probable source of additional 
income would come from Parking & Traffic when parking meters and garage rates are 
increased. 

Mr. Moran stated that the budget which would be presented to the Mayor on February 1 , 1 994 
would address how the bureau functions would be divided between the two Commissions. 

Commissioner Makras requested that staff provide information on how much it would cost to 
break up the Public Utilities Commission. 



PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Bob Planthold commented about instances of abuse in the use of day passes and that there 
was no equity in the fare increase for all categories of passengers. 

Charles Lehman, member of the Asian Pacific Democratic Club, urged the Commission to 
address the concerns of the residents in Visitacion Valley and to continue to provide 
transportation service to Chinatown. 



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Marlene Tran, spokesperson of Visitation Valley Asian Residents Organization, expressed 
her opposition in eliminating Muni's No. 1 5-Downtown service when the light rail transit project 
is completed. 

Winnie Tsang, a Visitation Valley resident, expressed her opposition in eliminating Muni's No. 
15-Downtown service. 

Henry Holmes, Urban Habitat Program, commented that there was an ongoing community 
involvement process in this project. He stated that the Bayshore Corridor has immense 
potential tor economic development. 

Charlie Walker, African-American Contractors Association, commented that there was no 
African-American participation in the planning process. 

Commissioner Jefferson stated that he will assure that African-American and other minority 
groups would be able to participate in the design and construction phase of the Bayshore 
Corridor Project. 

Shelley Salieri, member of the Citizen Advisory Committee, suggested holding a meeting with 
the Bayview community to get their ideas about the project. 



Item No. (13) : Discussion of the use of contractors and subcontractors on department 
projects, versus increasing department staff. 

Linda Jofuku representing the International Federation of Professional Technical 
Engineers, Local 21 , stated that there is a general rule to follow in the City Charter that 
the only time Civil Service classification work should be contracted out is when the work is 
temporary and requires special expertise. She stated that there are existing job 
classifications that could do the work and it would be cheaper to hire them. She urged 
that the Commission look at the cost involved when jobs are contracted out. 



Resolution No. 93-0339 : Authorizing the General Manager of the Water Department to 
execute Amendment No. 1 to the agreement with Westin Engineering, Inc. to provide 
professional services on the Total Utility (SCADA) Project. 

Donald Chan, representative of the International Federation of Professional Technical 
Engineers, Local 21 , urged the Commission not to approve the amendment because the 
nature of the work in this project could be performed by existing Civil Service employees. 

Commissioner Makras encouraged fellow members of the Commission not to vote for 
approval of the amendment. He stated that the contract should be put out to bid to get a 
better deal for the City. 

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Mr. Moran stated that the original contract was put out to bid and the bidders then were 
aware that there would be several phases in the project. Mr. Moran indicated that staff 
was satisfied with the work done by Westin Engineering in the first phase of the project. 

Mr. Mullane pointed out that the overall contract was unique and that there were no City 
employees that could do the work. He stated that $500,000 of the $650,000 worth of 
architectural design work was moved to the Utilities Engineering Bureau to do some 
portions of the work in-house. He stated that there were no subcontractors that 
possessed the unique skills required to perform the job. 

Commissioner Jefferson stated that the Commission needs to review the policy issues 
dealing with DBE participation and to understand the capabilities of various City 
departments and identify the costs associated with using in-house staff versus contracting 
out for City projects. 

Commissioner Hardeman stated that he supported the contract amendment. He said that 
he believed that Westin Engineering was the best qualified contractor to do the job. He 
stated that the Commission would be looking at the policy in awarding contracts. 

President Yu made a motion to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Miller seconded. 
Commissioner Makras voted no. The motion passed 4-1 . 



At 4:30 p.m., the meeting was recessed. Commissioner Makras was excused for the 
remainder of the meeting. 

At 4:35 p.m., the meeting was reconvened. 



Item No. 18 : Adopting the "Muni Design Guidelines for Outdoor, High-level, Center 
Boarding Platforms" document. 

Item No. 19 : Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to proceed with the final transit 
shelter design proposed for the new center platforms at 19th Avenue and Holloway 
Boulevard, and at 19th Avenue and Winston Avenue. 

Jim Nelson, Project Manager of the 19th Avenue Project, presented the design proposed 
as the standard design for high-level, center boarding platforms. 

Leonard Hunter, an artist from the Art Commission, who assisted in the design of the 19th 
Avenue platforms explained the various points they considered in developing the design, 
such as vandalism and graffiti proof, need for privacy, and characteristics of the 
neighborhood. 



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Ken Jew of the Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated that the project was fully funded. The 
project would cost $9 million. He indicated that the San Francisco State University would 
take full responsibility for the maintenance of the 19th and Holloway platform and Gannet 
Outdoor Advertising would maintain the Winston Drive platform. 

Dr. Marilyn Boxer, Vice President of San Francisco State University (SFSU) spoke urging 
the Commission to support the design for the center boarding platforms for 19th and 
Holloway. Dr. Boxer stated that in behalf of SFSU President Robert Corrigan, the 
university agreed to provide maintenance on the Holloway platform. 

Bob Planthold expressed support for the guidelines and for the 19th Avenue platform 
design. 

Shelley E. Salieri commented that she supported the design of the platform on 19th 
Avenue but expressed concern that the design did not have provisions for fare collection. 

The following individuals commented supporting the proposed high-level, center boarding 
platforms on 19th Avenue: Commissioner Aris Demetrios, member, San Francisco Art 
Commission; Catherine B. Sanders; Robert Pender, representing Park Merced Residents 
Organization; Landis Whistler, President of the Board, Stonestown Tenants Organization; 
David Mackey, General Manager of Stonestown Galleria. 

Bobbie Brown, Transport Workers Union, urged that the Commission address the issue of 
fare collection at the Holloway and Winston Drive stations. 

Johnny Stein, Municipal Railway's General Manager, stated that the 19th Avenue 
platforms were designed for a proof of payment system. Mr. Moran indicated that a proof 
of payment system could not be implemented because of issues that have to be resolved 
regarding MOU requirements and the absence of citation authority. 

Commissioner Hardeman addressed his concerns that there were no guarantees that the 
platforms are going to be continually maintained because they are too expensive to 
maintain. He suggested that the Commission hold this item for consideration by the new 
Transportation Commission. 

Commissioner Miller made a motion to hold the project until the fare collection issue is 
resolved. Commissioner Hardeman seconded. Commissioners Yu and Jefferson voted 
no. The motion failed. 

Commissioner Jefferson made a motion to approve Item No. 18. President Yu seconded. 
Commissioners Hardeman and Miller voted no. The motion failed. 

President Yu made a motion to continue Items 18 and 21 to the next Commission meeting 
and directed staff to submit a design addressing the fare collection issue. 



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Resolution No. 93-0343 : Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to execute an 
agreement with SamTrans to purchase 59 diesel coaches; requesting funding of $390,000 
from the Transportation Authority. 

Shelley Salieri commented that any monies from the Transportation Authority are highly 
speculative. 

Commissioner Hardeman made a motion to adopt the resolution. President Yu seconded. 
The motion passed unanimously. 



Item No. (20) : Authorizing the award of Water Department Contract No. WD-2132R1, 
SFWD-Millbrae Headquarters - Phase IIA, North Shops/Fuel Island, in the amount of 
$2,974,520.00, to Berrios Construction Company. 

This was continued to the next meeting. 



ANNOUNCEMENT 

President Yu announced that the Commission met in executive session immediately 
before the meeting and approved the following settlements: Ida Harper v. City and County 
of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 947-627; and Pauline Fink v. City and County of San 
Francisco, Superior Court No. 945-138. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:50 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Frank M. Jordan 
MAYOR 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M, ^ 

November 23, 1993 



QOC 1 impmtq OEPT, 

DEC 1 3 1S33 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARV 



COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Morton Miller 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



BUREAUS 
Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Personnel and Training 



Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 p.m. 



Present: President Kay K. Yu, Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, 

Commissioner Victor G. Makras, Commissioner James D. Jefferson, 
Commissioner Morton Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Jefferson, the Minutes of the 
Regular Meeting on November 9, 1993 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0347 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of 
claims against the Water Department totaling $26,105.74. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0348 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of 
claims against the Municipal Railway totaling $83,052.62. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0349 BF Approving collection of charges for damages against the 

Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the amount of 
$8,492.60 and write-off compromise reductions of $181.18, for 
the month of October 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0350 UEB Approving Contract Modification No. 1 to Water Department 

Contract WD-2115, San Andreas Pipeline No. 3 Rehabilitation, 
to extend the contract 67 calendar days due to the construction 
postponement ordered by the City Attorney. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0351 UEB Accepting the work performed under Water Department Contract 

No. WD-2108, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Presidio 
Avenue between California and Post Streets and in Post Street 
between Presidio Avenue and Scott Street, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $3,561.00; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $58,768.10 to the contractor, P&J Utility, Co. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0352 UEB Authorizing bid call of Water Department Contract No. WD-2145, 

8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Chattanooga Street 
between 21st and Jersey Streets, and in 22nd Street between 
Fair Oaks and Church Streets. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0353 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to execute 

the second amendment to the agreement with Ronald 
Yoshiyama, for "as needed" consulting services related to Bay- 
Delta hearings, increasing the contract amount by $5,000.00, for 
a total not to exceed $30,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 

EXCUSED - Yu 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0354 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water Department to 

negotiate and execute a professional engineering services 
agreement with Olivia Chen Consultants, for an amount not to 
exceed $99,790.00, to complete a water supply permit 
application and secure permit from the State Department of 
Health Services, Office of Drinking Water. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0355 WD Renaming the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant the "Harry 

W. Tracy Water Treatment Plant" in honor of former Water 
Quality Manager Harry W. Tracy. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by President 
Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0356 HH Approving conveyance of a 540+ square foot easement, for the 

placement of a Community Service Cabinet by Pacific Bell, over 
a portion of Hetch Hetchy parcel 669 in the City of Modesto. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Hardeman, seconded by 
Commissioner Miller, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0357 MR Requesting that the Mayor recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a supplemental appropriation of $1,497,400.00 to 
fund the Municipal Railway's maintenance related activities. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0358 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 2 to Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-898R, 14-Mission Line Trolley Overhead 
Reconstruction, with L.K. Comstock and Company, Inc., to 
furnish and install special trolley overhead catenary equipment 
for the Potrero Trolley maintenance yard at a cost of $196,000: 
and approving extension of time of 42 calendar days. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0359 MR Adopting the "Muni Design Guidelines for Outdoor, High-level, 

Center Boarding Platforms" document. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Jefferson, Miller 

NOES - Hardeman, Makras 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0360 UEB Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to proceed with the 

final transit shelter design proposed for the new center platforms 
at 19th Avenue and Holloway Boulevard, and at 19th Avenue 
and Winston Avenue. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Jefferson, Miller 

NOES - Hardeman, Makras 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0361 UEB Authorizing the award of Water Department Contract No. WD- 

2132R1, SFWD-Millbrae Headquarters - Phase MA, North 
Shops/Fuel Island, in the amount of $2,974,520.00, to Berrios 
Construction Company, as the lowest responsive bidder; and 
requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to extend the time 
for award. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 

NO - Hardeman 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Hardeman, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0362 BF Authorizing a request for assistance from the San Francisco 

Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to continue and 
expedite work on the Financial Capacity Study pertaining to the 
Muni Capital Improvement Program. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session: 

93-0363 GM Approving the temporary appointment of Fred Howell to the 

position of Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, Public Utilities Commission. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Makras, seconded by President Yu, 
the following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

93-0364 MR Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Clarence Wingert 

v. City and County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 945- 
011. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by 
Commissioner Makras, the following resolution was adopted in 
Executive Session: 

93-0365 MR Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Dominic Tringali 

v. City and County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 948- 
480. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Makras, Jefferson, Miller 

NO - Hardeman 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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COMMUNICATIONS 

President Yu directed staff to forward Commissioner Victor Makras's letter regarding 
security issues in the Municipal Railway to the new Transportation Commission. 



PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Phillip Seronick urged the Commission to reduce the discount pass to its former cost of 
$5.00. 

Samuel Ganczaruk commented that fare revenue went down because people were not 
satisfied with the service that the Municipal Railway provides. He commented about the 
complexity of the Day Pass program. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Fare Revenue Update 

Kathleen Kelly of the Bureau of Finance presented a report on the Municipal Railway's 
fare revenues for the month of October 1993. She stated that the report contained only a 
month's worth of data after a fare structure change. 

Ms. Kelly reported that the total revenue for the month of October was $150,000. She 
indicated that if revenues continue to be at this level, it would be difficult to meet the fare 
revenue target and that the Municipal Railway would face a $4 million to $5 million 
shortfall in its budget for this fiscal year. The targeted revenue was $750,000 per month 
beginning in October or $7 million annually. 

Commissioner Makras commented that the Commission should make a policy decision to 
balance the Municipal Railway's budget. He stated that the Commission should decide 
what action it would take to deal with the shortfall, whether to raise the fares or reduce 
service. 

Commissioner Makras stated that the Board of Supervisors may have made a 
commitment not to cut service, but there was no commitment that fares would not be 
raised. He indicated that to raise fares three times in a row and to continue defacto 
service cuts would be unfair to the public. He commented that defacto service cuts 
jeopardize Muni's Transit Impact Development Fund (TIDF) monies. 

Commissioner Makras expressed his opinion that it is the Commission's responsibility to 
make its own recommendations to balance the budget and that it should act 
independently of other governmental bodies in the City. 



Resolution No. 93-0353 : Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to execute 
the second amendment to the agreement with Ronald Yoshiyama, for "as needed" 
consulting services related to Bay-Delta hearings. 

Norman Rolfe inquired as to whether President Yu had a conflict of interest regarding this 
matter since the subject matter involves various State agencies. 

Commissioner Jefferson made a motion to excuse President Yu from voting on this item. 
Commissioner Miller seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt the resolution to approve the amendment to the 
agreement with Ronald Yoshiyama. Commissioner Hardeman seconded. The motion 
passed 4-0. 



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Item (10) : Proposition M Implementation, Discussion II. 

Anson B. Moran, Acting Public Utilities General Manager, stated that a draft 
recommendation on how the bureaus would be divided between the Transportation 
Commission and the Public Utilities Commission would be circulated on December 1, 
1993 to all employees for comments. 

Mr. Moran suggested creating a unit in the Transportation Commission that would 
administer the Municipal Railway's capital projects. Project management, engineering, 
and accounting functions would be considered as major components of this unit. Mr. 
Moran stated that the Grants Division in the Bureau of Finance would likely be merged 
into this unit. Mr. Moran indicated that a Deputy General Manager may head the capital 
projects unit. 

Commissioner Makras requested that staff provide the direct costs of breaking up the 
bureaus. He stated that there was no indication as to the source of funds to cover the 
costs of the breakup or to fill the $5 million shortfall. He expressed concerns about using 
fare increases or service reductions as options to address funding issues. 

Commissioner Makras requested that staff provide a list of the first ten functions of the 
Municipal Railway that could be privatized. He named, as examples, the ballpark service, 
security services, claims, and paratransit service. President Yu directed staff to provide 
the list as requested by Commissioner Makras. 

Jano Oscherwitz, Local 790 representative, spoke urging the Commission to meet and 
confer with representatives of their union before passing any resolution that would require 
changes in the hours and conditions of employment of their members. 

Alice Fialkin, representative of Local 200, commented that privatization is a major issue 
and it would not necessarily generate cost savings to the City. 



Resolution No. 93-0359 : Adopting the "Muni Design Guidelines for Outdoor, High-level, 
Center Boarding Platforms" document. 

Resolution No. 93-0360 : Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to proceed with the 
final transit shelter design proposed for the new center platforms at 19th Avenue and 
Holloway Boulevard, and at 19th Avenue and Winston Avenue. 

Johnny B. Stein, Municipal Railway's General Manager, reported on the fare survey done 
by the Municipal Railway's Scheduling Department to distinguish the different types of 
fares collected at the 19th Avenue stations. He mentioned that he requested Lt. Fortner 
of the Transit Police Detail to observe fare evasion activities in those stations and they 
found that the majority of the fares were collected in these areas. 



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President Yu stated that the Muni Design Guidelines and the 19th Avenue platforms were 
separate issues from the fare collection issue and that the Commission should proceed 
with the guidelines and the design for the 19th Avenue platforms at Winston and Holloway 
Streets. 

President Yu suggested conducting a pilot Proof of Payment study to explore the 
possibilities of implementing a Proof of Payment system on the 19th Avenue line. She 
stated that staff should first meet and confer with labor unions to discuss the feasibility of 
a pilot Proof of Payment program. She said that a study is needed because if Proof of 
Payment is not an acceptable option for fares, the Commission would need to develop a 
fare collection system that would be applicable to all platforms. 

Bobbie Brown, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, urged the Commission to address 
the fare collection issue at the 19th Avenue platforms. He said that the City was losing 
money because there were no fare collection provisions for the platforms. He brought up 
the issue of whether there would be enough security personnel to implement the Proof of 
Payment program. 

Commissioner Hardeman commented that the decision on the guidelines and platform 
design for the 19th Avenue stations should be held for action by the new Transportation 
Commission. President Yu stated that the resolutions before the Commission would only 
direct staff to continue with the design and that the decision on breaking ground would be 
left with the Transportation Commission. 

Alice Fialkin expressed concern about who would have the responsibility for fare 
inspection in a Proof of Payment system. 

Bob Planthold and Norman Rolfe commented in favor of proceeding with the design for 
the 19th Avenue platforms and approving the guidelines. 

President Yu moved to direct staff to submit to the Commission a Request for Proposals 
to conduct a pilot Proof of Payment study at the platforms on 19th Avenue and that the 
Request for Proposals should reflect the results of discussions made with the unions. 
Commissioner Makras seconded. Commissioner Hardeman voted no. The motion 
passed 4-1. 

President Yu made a motion to adopt the "Muni Design Guidelines for Outdoor High Level 
Center Boarding Platforms." Commissioner Jefferson seconded. Commissioners 
Hardeman and Makras voted no. The motion passed 3-2. 

President Yu made a motion to proceed with the shelter design for the platforms on 19th 
Avenue and Winston and on 19th Avenue and Holloway. Commissioner Jefferson 
seconded. Commissioners Hardeman and Makras voted no. The motion passed 3-2. 



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Resolution No. 93-0361 : Authorizing the award of Water Department Contract No. WD- 
2132R1, SFWD-Millbrae Headquarters - Phase IIA, North Shops/Fuel Island, in the 
amount of $2,974,520.00, to Berrios Construction Company, as the lowest responsive 
bidder. 

Stan Smith, San Francisco Building Trades Council, commented that Berrios Construction 
Company had a history in the City of not completing their projects within the original bid 
submitted. He presented to the Commission contract modifications and contract 
extension documents related to various City projects awarded to Berrios. Mr. Smith 
requested that the Commission reject the contract award to Berrios. 

Charlie Walker, African-American Council, commented in favor of awarding the contract to 
Berrios Construction Company. 

Paul V. Simpson, representing Berrios Construction Company, urged the Commission to 
award the contract to the lowest responsive bidder. He stated that Berrios' track record 
in completing their contracts is competent. 

Commissioner Miller inquired about the Commission's authority in awarding contracts. 
George Krueger, Public Utilities Counsel, responded that the authority of the Commission 
is limited to awarding contracts to the lowest responsive bidder. Mr. Krueger stated that 
in cases where there is an irresponsive contractor, charges should be initiated by the 
department head and the Controller's Office and a public hearing should be held. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Makras seconded. 
Commissioner Hardeman voted no. The motion passed 4-1. 

President Yu adjourned the regular meeting at 4:20 p.m. to an Executive Session. The 
executive session lasted until 4:50 p.m. 

President Yu announced the actions taken by the Commission at the Executive Session 
as follows: (1) approved the temporary appointment of Frederic Howell to the position of 
Assistant General Manager, Finance, Bureau of Financial Management, Public Utilities 
Commission: (2) approved the settlement of litigation in the case of Clarence Wingert v. 
City and County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 945-01 1 , and (3) approved the 
settlement of litigation in the case of Dominic Tringali v. City and County of San 
Francisco, Superior Court No. 948-480. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 4:51 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



/PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Frank M. Jordan 
MAYOR 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 
2 j00 PJM. _ 
December 14, 1993 

COMMISSIONERS 

Kay K. Yu, President 

Michael E. Hardeman, Vice President 

Victor G. Makras 

James D. Jefferson 

Morton Miller 



BUSINESS-SCIENCE 
DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN Y 1994 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 
Hetch Hetchy 



BUREAUS 
Engineering and Construction Management 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Personnel and Training 






Anson B. Moran 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 p.m. 

Present: Vice President Michael E. Hardeman, Commissioner James D. 

Jefferson, Commissioner Morton Miller 

Commissioner Hardeman presided. 

Commissioner Kay K. Yu arrived at 4:20 p.m. 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner Miller, the Minutes of the 
Regular Meeting of November 23, 1993 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



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93-0366 MR 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Miller, the following resolution was adopted: 

Adopting the San Francisco Municipal Railway Americans with 
Disabilities Act Paratransit Plan Update. 



VOTE: AYES 



Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



93-0367 BF 



On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 
against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the Municipal Railway totaling $35,000.00. 



VOTE: AYES 



Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0368 BF Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants 

against such funds as are or will be available in payment of claims 
against the Municipal Railway totaling $94,000.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0369 PT Ratifying and approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 

appointments and removals made by the General Manager of the 
Public Utilities Commission for the month of October 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0370 MR Approving the release of subcontractor, Emil J. Weber Electric 

Company, from performance of electrical work on the Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-1035-R, Kirkland Motor Coach Facility - 
Security Fencing & Gates, and authorizing Angotti & Reilly/T. Joo 
to perform the electrical work in the place of and instead of Emil J. 
Weber Electric Company, retroactive to May 13, 1993. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0371 MR Authorizing the transfer of $450,000 from the Municipal Railway's 

Judgments and Claims budget to Services of City Attorney for legal 
expenses related to construction claims litigation. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0372 UEB Rejecting all bids submitted for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 

Contract No. HH-834, Old Moccasin Powerhouse Rehabilitation 
Project. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0373 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water Department to 

advertise for bids to reconstruct the Alameda Creek Diversion Dam 
Road at a cost not to exceed $350,000. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0374 WD Approving acceptance of 15 feet easement, containing 

approximately 0.088 acres of land, from the Santa Clara Valley 
Water District located in San Jose, Santa Clara County, at no cost 
to the City. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0375 UEB Accepting the work performed under Water Department Contract 

No. WD-2102, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Eddy Street 
between Divisadero and Gough Streets, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $3,400.00; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of eleven (11) working days; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $47,982.10 to the contractor, 
Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and A. Ruiz Construction Company, a joint 
venture. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0376 UEB Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-2130R, Ventilation 

of Adit Structures, in the amount of $138,997.00 to Pan-Marine 
Constructors, Inc., as the lowest responsive bidder. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0377 UEB Rejecting all bids submitted for Water Department Contract No. 

WD-2155R, McLaren Pump Station Standby Generator and 
Related Work, approving the revised plans and specifications; and 
authorizing readvertisement. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0378 UEB Authorizing bid call for Water Department Contract No. WD-21 61 , 

Bay Division Pipelines #3 and #4-Axial Slip Joint and Concrete 
Vault Installation. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Miller, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0379 GM Adopting the revised Rules of Order for the Public Utilities 

Commission, City and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0380 GM Amending Public Utilities Commission Resolution 93-0122, setting 

policy on free employee passes and courtesy passes to PUC 
employees, by changing the effective date to June 30, 1994. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Miller, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0381 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 

to circulate a Request for Proposals for a management firm to 
develop, implement and manage a merchandising, licensing and 
marketing program for the Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0382 HH Authorizing acceptance of a donation of $50,000 from the Bank of 

Canton and the YMCA of San Francisco to be used to increase the 
illumination level of the street lighting system located in the 
Tenderloin; and authorizing the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power 
to increase the contract amount with the Department of Electricity 
from $569,072.25 to $619,072.25 to accomplish this work. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Miller, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0383 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 

to enter into a personal services contract with Unlimited Access 
and Systems Support Technologies, to develop computer systems 
for the Water Department's Water Supply and Treatment Division. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



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On motion of Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner 
Jefferson, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0384 UEB Approving Contract Modification No. 3 to the contract with Breda 

Costruzioni Ferriovarie S.p.A, Contract No. 309, Muni LRV2 
Procurement, increasing the contract amount by $20,567,083.00, 
for a total contract amount of $122,427,778.00. 

VOTE: AYES - Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 
Commissioner Yu arrived at 4:20 p.m. 



On motion of Commissioner Jefferson, seconded by Commissioner 
Yu, the following resolution was adopted: 

93-0385 BF Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance to apply for, 

accept and expend $6,008,020 from 1994-95 State of California 
Transit Capital Improvement (TCI) funds and an equal amount of 
local match funds for the following Municipal Railway projects: 
Motor Bus Rehabilitation; Advanced Train Control System; Trolley 
Coach Replacement; Trolley Overhead Reconstruction; Muni Metro 
Accessibility; Cable Car Renovation; and LRV Modifications. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

93-0386 MR Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Earl Wilson v. City 

and County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 647-612. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Jefferson, Miller 
NO - Hardeman 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

93-0387 MR Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Le Fevre, Northern 

District Bankruptcy Court No. 92-41 23. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Miller 
ABSENT - Jefferson 

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On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

93-0388 MR Approving settlement of litigation in the case of Smith v. City and 

County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 936-720. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Jefferson, Miller 
NO - Hardeman 



On motion of President Yu, seconded by Commissioner Miller, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

93-0389 WD Approving settlement of litigation in the case of City and County of 

San Francisco v. City of San Jose, W. H. Ebert, et.al. , Santa Clara 
County Superior Court No. 716-441. 

VOTE: AYES - Yu, Hardeman, Jefferson, Miller 



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PUBLIC COMMENTS 

David Pilpel commented that when Proposition M is implemented, the new Transportation 
Commission would need Commissioners who understand transportation. 



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Resolution No. 93-0366 : Adopting the San Francisco Municipal Railway Americans with 
Disabilities Act Paratransit Plan Update. 

Commissioner Miller inquired about the possibility of combining the Municipal Railway 
Accessible Services and the Police Department's Senior Escort Program. Annette Williams, 
Manager of Municipal Railway Accessible Services, stated that the Muni Accessible Services 
provide transportation services to people who could not use local transportation while the 
Escort Program provides both transportation and escort services. She stated that if funding 
is available, they could absorb the senior escort function. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Miller seconded. The 
motion passed 3-0. 



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Resolution No. 93-0379 : Adopting the revised Rules of Order for the Public Utilities 
Commission, City and County of San Francisco. 

Romaine A. Boldridge, Commission Secretary, stated that the changes in the Rules of Order 
for the Public Utilities Commission were recommended by the City Attorney's Office to make 
the Rules of Order conform with the new Sunshine Ordinance. The ordinance would become 
effective on December 16, 1993. 

Norman Rolfe spoke in favor of adopting the recommended changes in Rule 16. He 
expressed opposition to Rule 18 that limits speakers to three minutes. He suggested 
amending Rule 20 to extend retention of meeting tapes from seven days to 30-90 days. Ms. 
Boldridge explained that the seven-day retention rule was required by the Sunshine 
Ordinance. 

David Pilpel commented that he agreed with Mr. Rolfe's comments. He suggested deleting 
the rule regarding the seven-day retention of tape records. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to amend Rule 20 to require retention of tapes for at least 
90 days. Commissioner Miller seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 

George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, expressed his understanding of Rule 20 in that 
the three-minute limitation was to guarantee a minimum time for a person to speak and give 
everybody a chance to speak. He noted that the Commission has the authority to suspend 
the rules and allow a speaker to speak more than three minutes. Commissioner Jefferson 
asked whether the three-minute limitation applies to staff as well. Mr. Krueger stated that 
Rule 20 applies to public comments and does not apply to staff when they are making 
presentations on a calendar item. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt the revised Rules of Order, as amended, and 
directed the City Attorney to report at the next meeting any suggested amendments to Rule 
20 regarding the three-minute time limitation. Commissioner Miller seconded. The motion 
passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0380 : Amending Public Utilities Commission Resolution 93-0122, setting 
policy on free employee passes and courtesy passes for PUC employees. 

Jano Oscherwitz of Local 790 urged the Commission to withdraw the proposal regarding free 
Muni passes for employees. She stated that a grievance was filed by Local 790 on this 
matter. She pointed out that management is required to meet and confer with union officials 
before any action is taken regarding changes in employee hours, wages and working 
conditions. 

Commissioner Miller moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The 
motion passed unanimously. 



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Item No. (13) : Presentation by Cubic Automatic Revenue Collection Group on Transit Ticket 
Processing Unit. 

Representatives from Cubic Automatic Revenue Collection Group provided a display of the 
ticket processing unit in Room 287, City Hall, on December 14, 1993 between 10:00 a.m. 
and 2:00 p.m. 

Mr. William C. Hooper, Vice President and General Manager of Cubic Automatic Revenue 
Collection Group, gave a brief presentation to the Commission at the meeting. He stated that 
the ticket processing unit could issue magnetically encoded transfers or day passes on board 
Muni vehicles. 

President Hardeman declared a recess at 2:50 p.m. to allow members of the Commission 
and the public another opportunity to view the equipment on display in Room 287. 

At 3:10 p.m. the meeting reconvened. 



Item (14) : Status report on Municipal Railway security operations. 

Phil Chin, Deputy General Manager of the Municipal Railway, presented the department's 
response to issues raised by the Controller's Internal Audit Division regarding security 
services at the Municipal Railway. Mr. Chin discussed hiring practices, staff assignments, 
security devices and fencing. 

Bob Planthold, representing Muni Accessibility Advisory Group, suggested fencing the 
Kirkland Division yard to prevent vandalism of Muni's accessible vehicles. He also suggested 
that the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) be requested to provide additional security services 
in subway locations where BART and MUNI share stations. 

Claire Caldwell, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A urged the Commission not to take 
action on the report since their union officials have not seen the report. 

Resolution No. 93-0381 : Authorizing the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission 
to circulate a Request for Proposals for a management firm to develop, implement and 
manage a merchandising, licensing and marketing program for the Municipal Railway. 

Gordon Smith of the Municipal Railway stated that the Request for Proposal would seek a 
vendor who would develop a registered trademark for the cable car system and offer the best 
compensation percentage for the Municipal Railway. 

Bob Planthold suggested looking at merchandising the PCC historic street cars that would 
be used for the F-Line. 



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Shelley Salieri commented in favor of proceeding with the issuance of the Request for 
Proposals. She commented that as far as merchandising F-line cars, the Market Street 
Railway Organization should be involved in the process. 

Commissioner Jefferson moved to adopt the resolution. Commission Miller seconded. The 
motion passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 93-0382 : Authorizing acceptance of a donation of $50,000 from the Bank of 
Canton and the YMCA of San Francisco to be used to increase the illumination level of the 
street lighting system located in the Tenderloin. 

Larry Chu of the Bank of Canton and Carmela Gold of the YMCA commented that their 
organizations were willing to help improve safety in the Tenderloin area. 

Commissioner Hardeman requested that the General Manager send a letter to the YMCA 
and the Bank of Canton thanking them for the donation. 

Commissioner Miller moved to adopt the resolution. Commissioner Jefferson seconded. The 
motion passed unanimously. 



Item No. (19) : Authorizing modification to the professional services agreement with Booz- 
Allen and Hamilton Inc., for consultant engineering services related to the procurement of 17 
additional light rail vehicles. 

Commissioner Jefferson requested a presentation in January on the status of the production 
of light rail vehicles. He stated that he would like to know about the tests that have been 
done, the test results, the purpose of the tests and whether the test results met their 
expectations. 

President Hardeman continued this matter to the next regular meeting on January 11,1 994 
and directed staff to make a presentation to the Commission prior to the meeting. 



Item No. (20) : Report on November Municipal Railway fare revenues. 

Kathleen Kelly of the Bureau of Finance reported that the Municipal Railway was not 
generating revenues as projected and if this revenue trend continues for the rest of the year 
the Municipal Railway would have a shortfall of $5 million. She reported that the Mayor's 
Office, the Budget Analyst and the Controller issued a joint report recommending options to 
close the $5 million gap. She stated that the options given were to restore the transfer 
system and raise the fares to $1 .25 and the fast pass to $37.00. Another option was to raise 
the fares to $1.35. 

NOTE: Commissioner Kay K. Yu arrived at 4:20 p.m. during the discussion of this item. 

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Bob Planthold stated that the Day Pass for seniors passed by the Public Utilities Commission 
would not be considered by the Board of Supervisors at its Wednesday's Budget Committee 
meeting. He urged that the Commission take action on the three-day grace period for the 
monthly pass. 

David Pilpel commented that Muni ridership went down due to the elimination of transfers. 
He stated that he would support a fare increase of $1.10 to a $1.25 and the restoration of 
Muni transfers. 

Commissioner Yu stated that a policy issue on whether the Municipal Railway is a service 
or a business entity would have to be resolved and addressed by the new Transportation 
Commission. 

Commissioner Jefferson suggested considering the possibility of developing a budget for the 
Municipal Railway that would include Muni's actual operating costs and the amount of funds 
needed to provide the service demanded by the public. 

Commissioner Yu requested that staff conduct an analysis of the baseline service, the 
optional service, and the costs involved to improve it and meet the demands of the public. 



ANNOUNCEMENT: 

President Hardeman announced that the Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter 
was canceled. 



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THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO RESUME THE 

1 :00 P.M. EXECUTIVE SESSION ON ATTORNEY-CLIENT MATTERS AT: 4:40 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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